Dumbarton Middle School Network

Dumbarton Middle School

300 Dumbarton Road

Baltimore, MD 21212

Lead Volunteers:  Lisa Mathias, Emily Parks, and Shannon Carney

Dumbarton Middle School joined the Student Support Network in July, 2019.

Founded in 1956, Dumbarton Middle School has students in grades 6-8 with a current enrollment of 1,157 students.  Of these, 25% live in severe poverty: 292 qualify for Free Meals, 122 depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and 16 are currently identified as homeless.  Many others live in families who make too much to qualify for meal assistance, but not enough to make ends meet.

The lead volunteers of the Dumbarton Middle Network are Lisa Mathias, Emily Parks, and Shannon Carney, who work with school staff to fulfill student needs and stock and organize the room for students, now known as the Comfort Closet.


Dumbarton Middle School (Joined 2019)

Enrollment: 1,157 students

292 students qualify for Free Meals, 25% of all students

122 students depend on SNAP benefits

16 students currently experiencing homelessness




Dumbarton staff and volunteers in the Comfort Closet, left to right, Toni Volpe-Sillars, Lisa Mathias, Shannon Carney.