Our application closes on February 3rd, 2021. Late applicants will not be included in the lottery but those applications will be placed on our waiting list.

Our lottery will be held on February 12th at 4:30 pm at 1530 Presstman Street and we will notify families of the results from the lottery on February 24th, 2021. You do not need to be present at the lottery.



On behalf of the New Song Community Learning Center board, it is our great pleasure to announce Jayson Green as our new Executive Director. Jayson was selected after a robust search process that involved board, staff, community and other key stakeholders. He will begin with New Song on Monday, December 14.

Jayson has spent his career working with young people and their families to expand their educational and employment opportunities and build strong community connections and supports. For the last several years as the executive director of the Druid Hill YMCA, Jayson made it his mission to reach out and get to know the West Baltimore community. He welcomed and invited the community to become members of this historic “’Y”. Developing successful partnerships with other community-based nonprofits and agencies, Jayson was able to offer innovative programming and expand membership and connection.

Originally from the South Bronx and the son of a teacher, Jayson grew up in a community much like West Baltimore understanding the critical importance of education and equity. In addition to his work with the YMCA, Jayson has worked to help young people and their families apply and access college opportunities and to ensure young children and their parents are ready to start school. Jayson has helped run businesses and organizations by raising and stewarding the critical funds needed to accomplish their missions. He has focused on equity and inclusion as the key to organizational success.

Jayson comes to New Song Community Learning Center at an exciting time. He brings the energy, enthusiasm and experience to meet this important moment of challenge and growth. We are confident that with Jayson’s leadership, the commitment of the board and staff, and the engagement of our community, New Song will build on its rich legacy as a hub for the children and families of New Song and the broader community of Sandtown-Winchester we serve.

I hope you will join us in welcoming Jayson Green, New Song Community Learning Center’s new Executive Director!

With gratitude and hope,

-Vicki  Schultz

Board Chair, New Song Community Learning Center

Our vision

A nurturing, educationally challenging, equitable and inclusive environment providing exceptional academic and educational experiences forming the foundation of a healthy intellectual social and emotional set of skills for negotiating education and other pursuits important to the student and family.

Our Mission

New Song Community Learning Center (NSCLC) at the heart of Sandtown Winchester focuses on developing the academic, intellectual, social and emotional growth of students; strengthening the interpersonal dynamics of families for life-long learning, growth and development; and advancing community development and leadership anchored in social justice.

Our Philosophy

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are the pillars supporting the educational pedagogy, academic objectives, social and emotional fabric of learning throughout a New Song experience for students, families and staff members. We are committed to supporting the strengths and dynamic creativity of our students while addressing the inter-generational inequities in institutions, systems and the community that have not provided a solid platform from which our children can succeed and flourish as global citizens. We purposefully open up a world of opportunity both for our students and their families with activities to assist in the daily challenges of life and also to embellish and enrich their lives with social and educational activities. We are also committed to embracing the diversity of the experiences within the community and beyond through partnerships, volunteers, and collaborations that open up as many opportunities as possible for our families.


Our Values

Integrity and Accountability: demonstrate honesty, responsiveness, ethical and moral behavior in the execution of professional responsibilities
Leadership: guided by a clear vision and act accordingly, individually and collectively, to support others to make decisions and assume responsibility as well as building indigenous leaders. 
Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social justice: ensuring that the organization affirms and respects — the racial identities, history and culture of its students, parents, staff; that there is fair and equitable involvement, and relationships; and that we embrace the best practices of social justice models in our conflict resolution for students, parents and staff
Learning: committed to continuous life-long learning and performance improvement for students, families and the organization/staff
Respect: demonstrate appreciation for the intellect, skills, talents, life experiences that every person brings to the workplace
Sustainability: strive to be self-sufficient by actively seeking support that will allow us to achieve success over the long-term


Guiding Principles

     Engages students and families so that they can be effective advocates for themselves and leaders with their communities;

Coordinates services and opportunities that every child needs and deserves to succeed in school as well as services advancing whole child development and growth as well as their parents;

Works to influence/change/reset best practices related to the policies impacting strengthening the focus on student success across public and private sectors – school administration, government agencies, community organizations, etc.



Doug Fireside, Principal of New Song Academy

Doug Fireside is honored to be returning to New song to serve the community as principal. He has spent over 25 years in public education, most of that in Baltimore City Public Schools. He was a teacher at New Song for 6 years and is excited to be rejoining the community in this new role. Doug received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his Masters degree from Johns Hopkins. He moved to Baltimore in 1994 and is proud to call Baltimore his home. He has three children, two of whom are at City Schools. His wife, Laura Weeldreyer is the executive director of Maryland Family Network, and is also a long time educator and advocate for children and families.

Events & Activities

New Song Academy

Activities and Organizations



Elementary and Middle School students on the Robotics Teams will learn teamwork while developing technical proficiency in VEX Robotics. Students will compete in city-wide competitions as part of this program under the leadership of Lamont Johnson.

Math Tutoring
Girl Scouts Mentoring Program

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland we’ll be developing literacy skills for future leaders using a series of wonderfully illustrated books and activities! We help guide girls in grades K-2nd through a journey of diversity, feelings, self-esteem, friendship and courage.

Girls and Boys Basketball

New Song is proudly represented by Elementary and Middle School Basketball teams. Students learn basic skills of the game while developing the collaborative skills necessary to work as a team. Basketball practices are led by Mr. Sean Stevenson. 

Student Government

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Drumming With Dads

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After School programs


Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: 1530 Presstman St. , Baltimore 21217

Telephone: 410-728-2091

 Fax: 410-728-0829

Email: info@newsongclc.org

School Hours: M-F: 8am - 3pm