Baltimore's Promise; Rousuck Review: "Framed Illusion"; Challenging Books For Kids | WYPR

Baltimore's Promise; Rousuck Review: "Framed Illusion"; Challenging Books For Kids

(left) Patrick McCarthy, CEO of The Annie E. Casey Foundation; (right) Tomi Heirs, Executive Director of Baltimore’s Promise.

Baltimore‘s Promise is a consortium of civic leaders from government, philanthropy, business, education, and religious institutions who are trying to address the multiple challenges faced by so many children in the city of Baltimore.  There is no shortage of well-meaning people and programs aimed at improving outcomes for kids, but what programs and strategies best meet the needs of kids in a city with high levels of poverty. 

Patrick McCarthy, President and CEO of The Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Tomi Hiers on Baltimore’s Promise to our children.  And, Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews Framed Illusion at the Theater Project through May 27.  Plus, for children who love to read, a handy guide to books for early and eager readers from Kathleen Isaacs, an expert on children’s literature.