Though City Paper got into a bit of controversy yesterday with its annual "Best of Baltimore" awards, they did get some things right. One award I completely agree with is "Best Nonprofit," which they gave to the Living Classrooms Foundation.
For more than 25 years, Living Classrooms has provided youth and young adults in the Baltimore and D.C. area with charter-school education, critical job and life skills, and community development projects—all while using urban, maritime, and natural resources, a.k.a. "living classrooms." They've taken our city's seafaring history and married it with the need for solid, public education.
And tomorrow night is an opportunity to give back and also have a great time. Living Classrooms is hosting its annual Maritime Magic benefit at the Frederick Douglass-Issac Myers Maritime Park campus, pictured. There's going to be great food and drinks from 60 restaurants and caterers, as well as one of the final performances from well-known local band The Bridge.
There are tickets and tables still available for tomorrow night's event, which you can purchase here.
[Image: courtesy of Living Classrooms]