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Interfaith Center Partnership Fosters Support for Wilde Lake High School Students

January 2nd, 2020

HCPSS, WLHS, and Wilde Lake Interfaith Religious Center representatives.

Wilde Lake High School (WLHS) has partnered with Wilde Lake Interfaith Religious Center (Interfaith Center) to promote student success and good citizenship within the Wilde Lake community. The partnership was formalized with an official partnership signing on Thursday, December 19 at the Sheraton Columbia Waterside Restaurant in Columbia, Maryland.

Through its congregations, the Interfaith Center will provide support for WLHS events and programs, such as providing volunteers for junior interviews, mentors for student internships and donations to fund Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) initiatives. The Interfaith Center and WLHS will also work together to coordinate overflow parking for large-scale community events.

Howard County Board of Education Chair Mavis Ellis, Board Member Jennifer Mallo, Area 1 Performance, Equity, and Community Response Director Jason McCoy, Wilde Lake High School Principal Marcy Leonard and Jim Rouse Theatre Manager Diane Caporaletti joined Wilde Lake Interfaith Religious Center Board President Trena Perez, Board Secretary Janet Bowen and Building Manager Michael Shaw to sign the formal agreement at the December 19 event.

The Wilde Lake Interfaith Religious Center, located in the heart of Columbia, Maryland, is home to two religious congregations. The facility offers space for seminars, business meetings, events and gatherings.

The Howard County Public School System’s Partnerships Office has united schools with more than 1,000 businesses and community organizations to enhance the educational experience of Howard County students. Partnerships benefit schools, businesses and the entire community by leveraging the resources of all participants. Partners may commit human or financial resources or other support.