FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 18, 2011
Contact: Andrew Aldrich
410-654-0000, ext. 7
Grant Funds Innovative Learning at Monarch Academy
—The Children’s Guild Institute, a nonprofit child-serving organization, received a $2,500 grant from RBC Foundation-USA, which provides community funding on behalf of RBC Wealth Management. The grant will fund project-based learning programs at The Children’s Guild Institute’s Monarch Academy Public Charter Schools
in Baltimore and Glen Burnie, Md.
“We’re thrilled to receive this funding to help us accomplish our mission of teaching students be self-motivated, creative, critical thinkers and life-long learners,” said Dr. Andrew Ross, president of The Children’s Guild.
Monarch Academy provides rigorous academics, project-based learning, and a focus on arts and technology in a school environment that stimulates the senses. Monarch Academy promotes hands-on learning so children can connect what they learn to everyday life and integrates character development throughout the subjects being taught.
The mission of RBC Foundation-USA is to improve the quality of life in the communities where RBC Wealth Management has a business presence by supporting nonprofit organizations that make a positive difference. The foundation focuses on three core areas: arts and culture, human services and youth education.
RBC Wealth Management in the United States operates as a division of RBC Capital Markets LLC. RBC Wealth Management has more than $227 billion of assets under administration and nearly 2,000 financial advisors operating in 200 locations in 42 states. Recently RBC Wealth Management was ranked “Highest in Investor Satisfaction with Full Service Brokerage Firms” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study.
The Children’s Guild Institute
, a nonprofit child-serving organization, consists of The Children’s Guild
, which includes special needs schools in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County serving children and adolescents who are difficult to educate due to autism, multiple disabilities and trauma. The Children’s Guild also operates three group homes, a treatment foster care program and an outpatient mental health program in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County public schools. In addition, The Children’s Guild Institute includes Monarch Academy Public Charter Schools
in Baltimore City and Glen Burnie providing rigorous academics, adventure-based learning and an enriched curriculum, as well as the Upside Down Organization
and National Children’s Guild Fund