About UsThe Village Parents was started in 2009 by two moms who wanted to help Charles Village families feel more closely connected, enjoy the benefits of living in a close-knit urban community, and become more invested in our neighborhood public schools, Barclay and Margaret Brent. The conversation began when they met at a local park and continued with an initial meeting of about 15 parents a few weeks later, when the group was officially launched. Since then, Village Parents has begun a neighborhood-wide list serve currently serving over 300 families; we've organized lots of social events and playgroups; we've hosted several urban education discussion series featuring experts and visionaries in the field; and we've partnered with other local organizations and institutions, including Johns Hopkins, to strengthen the neighborhood. We've also helped families to get more acquainted with the schools through tours, positive marketing efforts, and old-fashioned conversations in the park. We've seen steadily increasing enrollment in the schools among our member families since 2011, and we hope that trend will continue in years to come as more families choose to move to and stay in Charles Village. Please join our efforts to make this neighborhood a welcoming place for families.
Monthly Archives: May 2012
Cheap goods for a great cause!
Saturday, May 12 (Rain date: May 19)
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Get ready for one of the city’s best annual sidewalk sales! All across Charles Village, residents will be selling their furniture, gadgets, baby clothes, toys, books, and much more! Proceeds from the seller registration fee will go to supporting the Village Parents, dedicated to making Charles Village a great place to raise a family.
Maps available sale day at:
Eddie’s Market (3117 St. Paul St.)
Terra Cafe (101 E. 25th St.)
Individual sellers’ homes
Email email@example.com with questions.