The McKim Center | Building Strong Community Since 1821
In celebration of our Executive Director, Coach Garfield Thompson's Jamaican heritage, come out to Terra Cafe on August 31st for wonderful Caribbean food and socializing. Tickets are $35 and all tax deductible proceeds go to support our nonprofit, the McKim Community Association, Inc. Visit https://mckimcenter.org/contact to reserve a space and donate direct via PayPal to @mckimcenter or on Cash App to $MckimAthletics.
Since 1821, the McKim Center's "Free School" after school program has educated thousands of low-to-middle income Baltimore area children in athletics, academics, peace, and wellness. McKim is the oldest community center in the United States. If you wish to enroll, please visit https://mckimcenter.org/registration and be sure to fill out the online form and attach a filled-out/SIGNED release form. Then we will call you for an intake session.
Since 1831, the McKim Center's "Free School" has offered a summer program for youth.
We are the oldest such program in the United States.
In partnership with the Baltimore Wisdom Project, we launched the 192nd summer day camp with immersive, enriching lessons in athletics , STEM, healing arts, and peacemaking.
The #McKimCommunityGames is one of the largest peaceful youth sporting events in the greater Baltimore City area. We celebrated peace, family, & community through Track & Field at Frederick Douglass HS on Sat. April 22, 2023, 9 am-5 pm.
Established in 1821, the McKim Center of the McKim Community Association, Inc. is one of the oldest continuously active community centers in the United States. The McKim Community Association, Inc. is also one of the oldest 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the United States. For over two hundred years, McKim's "Free School" has enriched the lives of thousands of youth and families with athletics, academics, and neighborhood safety. Rather than offering daycare or after-care, McKim's "Free School" continues to teach neighborhood safety, peace, and wellness through physical education, science, the arts, and civic studies in its out-of-school time program. We approach community education and community healing in a holistic manner: we meet the physical, mental, and ethical needs of community members broadly and deeply. Coach Garfield Thompson now serves as the McKim Center's Executive Director. Coach Thompson succeeds Coach Dwight Warren who led McKim for over fifty years. McKim's community services uphold its pillars of structure, discipline, love, and respect.
PayPal to @mckimcenter to the Mckim Community Association, Inc.
Mail checks payable to the McKim Community Association, Inc. to:
Coach Garfield Thompson
The McKim Center
1120 East Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Include your name, email, phone, and mailing address.
Donations are tax deductible.
Cash App: $MckimAthletics
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