In 1990, there were nearly 150 community centers in Baltimore. Today, across our city there are only 46. This rapid reduction in our city’s rec centers fueled a desire and aspiration to create more places for communities to gather, children to play and residents to gain access to educational and job training resources. From that desire, the UA House at Fayette, was born.
Operated by Living Classrooms, UA House at Fayette was funded by Kevin Plank’s Cupid Foundation. Additional contributions were made by the Baltimore Ravens, Under Armour, the State of Maryland, and Clark Construction. The 36,000-square foot facility includes an indoor covered turf field, a dance/yoga studio, entrepreneurship and design lab, recording studio, community meeting rooms, multi-functional classrooms, and a refurbished gym.
Services at UA House aim to support the academic and social development of Baltimore City youth by providing year-round out-of-school-time programming for elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as adults living in East Baltimore. UA House serves over one hundred students daily with programming around academic enrichment, health, sports and physical fitness, and career development. It serves adults with workforce development, career services, entrepreneurial development, and GED and ESL support.
The UA House will connect with the surrounding community, its residents and most importantly to the over 30,000 community members living near the site. Check out this video highlighting the grand opening of UA House.