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Our mission is to engage neighbors in the success of Barclay Elementary/Middle School.

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Friends Monthly Meeting

Third Thursday of the month
8 to 9 p.m.
3032 St. Paul Street

Chat with your neighbors who are also interested in the success of Barclay Elementary/ Middle School.



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Community Impact. Thanks to the Central Baltimore Partnership's Spruce Up Grant program, and in partnership with the Abell Community Association, we've received $12,785 for a crosswalk and bump outs at the intersection of Barclay and 29 Streets. Artist Graham Coreil-Allen met with students to get input from them on the design of the project.

New Playground. Community organizations joined forces with the school on May 23 to build a brand new Kaboom! playground. The design was influenced by students and community members who came out to the design day on April 3. Kids were asked to draw their dream playground. The playground equipment, layout and color schemes were selected and inspired by the children's feedback. Planning committees worked hard on the logistics and the KaBOOM build day run smoothly. Don’t worry if you missed build day. There will be plenty more opportunities to support the new playground and further unite our communities with the school.

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Meet Laura


Hi, I'm Laura, your Friends Coordinator. 











The Friends of Barclay (FOB) was created to engage neighbors in the success of the Barclay Elementary/Middle School. My husband, Andy, and our two girls, Zola and Frances, live in Charles Village. I was very excited to help recruit, facilitate and coordinate this effort for my local zoned school. Feed free to contact me by email (below).

Here is a little about me:

My educational background has been focused in the fine arts, especially sculpture. I have a bachelor's degree in studio art from Kenyon College and a Master of Fine Arts from Maryland institute College of Art. I have a second graduate degree from Morgan State University's master's program in landscape architecture. My work includes an internship at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. in the Smithsonian Gardens division. I've also had the pleasure of working on an Urban Resources Internship (URI) through the Parks and People Foundation, helping Baltimore City's Department of Recreation and Parks develop a park user survey. I currently work independently as a landscape designer, helping clients realize the true potential of outdoor spaces. I also volunteer as a vendor coordinator at the Charles Village Festival.


Want to join? Have questions? Use the form below or reach out to Laura at:

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