Posts tagged baltimore
Post-Season Stories: Denim

Hooray! We’re kicking off a new youth story series, called Post-Season Stories, which will highlight the incredible efforts of our ACE-ers during the program season as told by our coaches. This first story comes from Coach Mueller at Pitts-Ashburton Elementary in Baltimore about perseverance, a new mantra, and Denim.

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Motown, Mo' Tennis

We are dancing on the courts as ACE brings our programs up to Motown. There has already been a lot of moving and shaking to find the community partners who will get us up and running, but have we found our rhythm? Read more!

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Nurturing the Roots that Give Rise

Each step of our evolution has been made possible thanks to collaborative efforts within the communities we serve. As we grow, these partnerships become even more crucial to our success; take a look at how we have set down new roots in Baltimore to benefit more youth.

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Stepping Up Our Service

Our laces are tied up, and our rackets are strung. Our ACE-ers are ready to get on the courts! With the success of the Winner Wonderland campaign, the Spring season ahead looks even brighter. How have you helped us grow our impact? Just take a look and see.

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Baltimore's Big Break

The summer months in the Chicagoland area were heating up with all the activities around the Art Courts renovation project, but that doesn't mean our Baltimore youth watched the summer pass by without any tennis!

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#USOpenArtCourtsxChase is So. Much. More.

Riverdale joins communities located in Miami, Los Angeles, Cincinnati and New York as part of the Art Courts initiative, a tennis court renovation project that amplifies the importance of public courts and their ability to provide youth with rich opportunities for growth, personal development, and culture.

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Served and Connected

Wow, 12 weeks went by fast! With the successful wrap of Serve and Connect in Baltimore and Chicago, we reflect on the lessons learned then consider how to sustain the relationships we established through the project.

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The Summer Upswing

Though many students jump for joy when school is excused for the summer, the children living in south suburban Chicago and Baltimore City are forced to consider their level of safety due to increased violence. How can we make a difference in young lives and save the summer through The ACE Project?

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Doing What it Takes

The ACE Project aim to strengthen our community networks by launching Serve and Connect, which will welcome local police officers into our Baltimore- and Chicago-based schools and give them the opportunity to participate in learning activities with students. In partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Foundation, Serve and Connect kicks off at the end of February, and we can't wait for the fun to begin! 

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Beyond the Baseline: Nathaniel at Calvin Rodwell Elementary

For our first time going beyond, Ms. Marika Allen-Lyles, 4th grade math and science teacher at Calvin Rodwell Elementary School in Baltimore, chronicles the leadership qualities blossoming in 4th grader Nathaniel (far right) as he takes charge on the court and in the classroom.

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Making Dreams Come True

The ACE Project was invited by the USTA Foundation to attend the Spring 2018 Capacity Building Training in Orlando, Florida. Though it might not sound like the place where dreams come true, members of the ACE team gathered with organizations from across the country to discuss how best to make childhood dreams become a reality. 

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