A Baltimore neighborhood is mostly white, the school is mostly black. They’re trying to foster a relationship.

The students showed up on Eleanor Schwartz’s front porch with a handwritten note and a potted sunflower. They were going door-to-door along Hampden’s Berry Street with a mission: Change the way adults think about their school. The Academy for College and Career Exploration is in the heart of the North Baltimore neighborhood, but students ride the bus there from all corners of the city. At a school where most students are black, in a neighborhood where the majority of residents are white, the students are trying to tackle assumptions about who they are. In this hyper-segregated city, students choose from a portfolio of citywide high schools, regardless of where they live. (Balt. Sun)

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