T​he Havre de Grace Colored School Foundation


It Takes a Village - We need your help to preser​ve the HdG Colored School

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We Did It!

Dear Friends of the Havre de Grace Colored School:

We are delighted to announce good news! WE DID IT! Because of your generosity, we realized our goal—we are now the proud owners of the Havre de Grace Colored School. 555 Alliance Street is now back in the hands of the community.

On behalf of the Colored School Foundation, we thank you for your support, encouragement and for believing that this would and should happen. We also want to extend a special thanks to the Hirsch family for donating the property to the Colored School Foundation.

We still have much work to do, so we hope that we can continue to count on your support as we transition to the next phase of restoring the building.

If you would like to help us with our restoration efforts, please click the donation button below. Please Note: All donations are tax deductible—Community Projects of Havre de Grace, the Colored School Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation (52-2086463), and is a Maryland registered charity (25202).

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To Mail Donations

Please make checks payable to: Community Projects of Havre de Grace

Note on the memo line: Colored School Foundation

Mail donation to: P.O. Box 799, Havre de Grace, MD 21078

The Havre de Grace Colored School

The Havre de Grace Colored School holds special distinction of being the first public high school for African Americans in Harford County, Maryland. The initial portion of the school was built in 1910 and served as an elementary school for African-American children. In 1930, as a result of parental prayers and petitions, the county expanded the building to accommodate a high school.

More than just brick and mortar, the 109-year-old historic school building symbolizes the lives and legacies of those ancestors who fiercely advocated for better educational opportunities for African-American students. The building tells a story of their determination and perseverance.

Phenomenal Women of Havre de Grace Colored School

The History

The first public high school in Harford County for​ African Ame​rican students.


The Community

Members of the community came together with a ​vested interest of saving the school.


The Mission

Preserving the rich history o​f the

HdG Colored School.


Our Mailing Address:

The Community Projects of HDG, Inc.

P.O. Box 799

Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078

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