September 2016 — Baltimore, MD USA
MECU Foundation Inc. has awarded Baltimore Sister Cities, Inc. a $3,000 grant to support sister cities educational projects. The projects are:
- Baltimore-Kawasaki (Japan) art project for ‘Light City Baltimore’ 2017 that will engage Baltimore City high school students to build an ‘Infinity Mirrors’ exhibit at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
- Baltimore-Rotterdam (the Netherlands) “Operation Trash” exchange project with Bard High School Early College Baltimore and Benjamin Franklin High School and several schools in the Netherlands, to create a virtual exchange and social digital platform to teach sustainability, trash reduction and recycling concepts.
- Baltimore-Xiamen (China) project to support a Chinese and English language focused student exchange program between Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and high schools in Xiamen.
About MECU Foundation
MECU Foundation Inc. is the philanthropic arm of MECU of Baltimore Inc., one of the largest credit unions in the Baltimore region. ‘It is the mission of the MECU Foundation is to provide financial and volunteer assistance to the educational institutions within the MECU of Baltimore, Inc. footprint, with other extraordinary issues considered from time to time.’
About Baltimore Sister Cities (BSC)
The Baltimore Sister City Committees (BSCCs) are volunteer-run committees operating under the auspices of City of Baltimore’s Office of the Mayor. They aim to promote mutual economic development, educational, cultural, health/environmental and other cooperation and exchanges between Baltimore, Maryland and its international Sister Cities. BSC activities are designed to benefit the City of Baltimore, its residents and the business community by supporting the Mayoral Initiatives of the City of Baltimore and the goals of the Sister Cities International organization.