A message to parents from our Dean of Student Activities
The Community Center is a distinguished place in the city of Baltimore, allowing the community to gather as a forward thinking, challenging, embracing, and holistic place of service. The Community Center stands for the responsibility and privilege to educate, edify, empower and entertain our neighbors of every race, age, religion and socioeconomic background. The Community Center seeks to represent the founding vision of Mother Mary Lange and the Oblate Sisters of Providence in the 21st century.
It opened in the winter of 2002 and spans 33,500 square feet of great, multi-functional space: a gymnasium, multi-purpose room, conference room, seven classrooms, a state of the art kitchen, weight room, and community health suite.
Adjacent to the Community Center is a large, outdoor ceramic mural dedicated to the Oblate Sisters of Providence. In 2004, stepping-stones and benches were added to the area near the mural to make it a place of relaxation and reflection on the Oblate Sisters historic struggle for civil rights. The mural is named after a poem written by Maya Angelou entitled, “And Still I Rise.”
Saint Frances Academy empowers urban youth with an ability to overcome obstacles in the face of hopelessness as they embrace opportunities to realize, develop, and share their potential within God’s earthly family.