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Knowledge is Power


Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. - Kofi Annan


Roland Harvey comes from a family of philanthropists who understand that a good education can change lives and communities. Following in his father’s footsteps, Roland is active in Partners in Excellence, an association of businesses and individuals that provides scholarships for inner-city children to attend Catholic schools in Baltimore.


But supporting education isn’t just about children and scholarships. It’s about continuing education for adults, mentoring, literacy and developing life skills. Through careful vetting, Arbor Dog Foundation finds and funds the organizations in Baltimore that are doing the work of educating their community in a variety of ways. These are just three of those organizations.



The strategy behind Mentoring Mentors is providing youth/adolescents, from middle school through college, with a nurturing and loving experience; Training them to lead and provide a similar experience to younger peers within their network; and Developing and applying competencies in academic, social, and workforce settings. Their programs include:


Mentoring: Stronger relationships and positive influences that can demonstrate what it means to be part of a healthy community and sustain meaningful relationships.


New approaches socio-emotional learning that provides skills and strategies that help them thrive, even – or especially – in challenging circumstances.


Academic support that allows them to reach higher and demand more of themselves and the educational systems around them.


Partnerships who can connect youth to better educational, workforce, and community-focused opportunities.



One Love Foundation is a national non-profit organization with the goal of ending relationship abuse. They provide the tools and resources they need to see the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and bring life-saving prevention education to their communities.


The One Love website provides a wealth of information regarding relationships and how to recognize those that are unhealthy through videos and checklists. The organization offers training in facilitating workshops in your school or community, as well as live help if you or someone you know is in danger.



The Center for Urban Families is a non-profit working to empower individuals and families in Baltimore, Maryland, with the skills they need for long-term personal and economic success. Education programs include:


STRIVE® Baltimore

An intensive 3-week workshop that combines tangible skills, such as resume writing and interviewing, with attitudinal training that prepares individuals to obtain and retain employment.


Back to Business

A 3-day job readiness training that focuses on refreshing the soft skills and job search skills of individuals with prior work experience who are seeking employment.


Baltimore Responsible Fatherhood Services

A 3-week training integrated into STRIVE® Baltimore and other CFUF initiatives that utilizes CFUF’s Developing All Dads for Manhood and Parenting (DADMAP) curriculum to assist non-custodial fathers, with low incomes, to increase and build their fatherhood knowledge and skills.


If education is important to you, give a designated donation to Arbor Dog, and you can be assured that it will go directly to one or more of these organizations. See all of our partner organizations here.


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