Category Archives: Uncategorized

Deck the Walls

“Art for sale by local professional artists, Jubilee Arts participants and area art students-
Cash prizes for youth who donate work, winners announced at event
See for more information and brunch menu!”

“Proceeds from Deck The Walls will provide scholarships for aspiring young artist to further enhance their creative skills by participating in Jubliee Art’s dynamic artistic programs and projects. Our goal is to raise scholarships that will provide 28 students with the opportunity to participate in one full year of arts classes valued at $210 per scholarship. We welcome you to join us on our mission to provide a positive and uplifting environment for our youth living in the Sandtown-Winchester, Upton, and surrounding neighborhoods. To find out how you can be involved visit us at or follow us on Twitter or Instagram: @jubileearts1.”

Deck the Walls

AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

Playworks is currently recruiting for full-time Program Coordinators for the 2011-2012 school year.  We’re looking for people who have experience working with kids, who are enthusiastic and motivated to be working in Baltimore City Schools, and who have a passion for service (this is a full-time AmeriCorps position with Playworks). 

If interested go to this link:

About the Organization:

With more than 300 professionals in cities across the country, Playworks is a fast growing national nonprofit. We provide safe, inclusive, healthy play and physical activity to low-income schools, to improve learning and teaching. Playworks maximizes the value of recess, making play a part of every day and ultimately transforming the learning environment for children nationwide. For more information, please visit:

About the Position:

Our enthusiastic, well-trained Playworks coaches manage a safe and inclusive recess where children are inspired to get off the sidelines and into the game. They employ play and physical activity as tools for generating more community and family involvement through teaching and implementing conflict resolution strategies.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Program Duties (if applicable):

Planning and implementing sports and play based programming during recess, in school and after school hours at a public elementary school.

  • Recess – create a safe and inclusive playground yard and be a significant presence on the yard by organizing and playing large games with 20+ students as well as role modeling positive behavior
  • Junior Coach Program – organize a youth leadership program by facilitating trainings and working with teachers and staff
  • Class Game Time – lead individual classes in skills building, cooperative games, and activities to increase awareness of rules and boundaries at recess
  • After School Program – organize a homework/snack and a physical activity period for around 15 students focusing on building a community as well as reinforcing the
  • Playworks philosophy
  • Interscholastic leagues – recruit and coach students for developmental sports leagues.
  • This includes building a school community and coordinating volunteers
  • Administrative Duties:
  • Maintain communication between Playworks staff, school staff, teachers, families, and volunteers
  • Collect and maintain paperwork including organizing daily, weekly, and monthly schedules and timesheets
  • Collect and maintain paperwork and data for various grant requirements



  • Demonstrated experience leading groups of children with the ability to engage and inspire youth
  • Ability/Willingness to commit to completion of 1700 during the program year (40+ hours/week of service, including participating in occasional night and weekend service opportunities such as community service projects)
  • Motivated self-starter with clear and open communication skills
  • Humorous and playful with ability to set clear goals and follow through with flexible and creative problem solving tools
  • Conceptual ability for the larger perspective with a strong attention to detail and multitasking
  • Experience interacting with diverse communities and the ability to integrate into and existing school community
  • Knowledge of computer and internet based programs for use in communication and grant requirements
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written



  • Individuals will be enrolled as AmeriCorps service members (info at
  • Living stipend for the 10 month period
  • Education Award of $5,550 for use at Title IV institutions or to pay back qualified student loans (pending completion of a minimum 1700 hours of service)
  • Health plan includes medical benefits
  • Possible reimbursement of childcare expenses


To Apply:

  • Go to
  • Please no phone calls
  • Position will remain open until filled


As an equal opportunity program, Playworks encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, or physical ability, and evaluates all candidates on a merit basis.

Community Based Learning – weekly programming

 Futuro Latino Learning Center

Saturday Programming
  Feb Mar Apr May Average
Session I          
Conversation Participants 37 20 17 7
Conversation Volunteers 16 11 23 5
Kids’ Play Kids 4 3 1  3 1
Kids’ Play Volunteers 6 5 8  1 2
Session II          
ESL Participants 125 119 67 15  25
New ESL Participants 13 8 3  1 2
ESL Volunteers 53 44 53  10 12
Kids’ Cultural Kids 25 42 26  11 8
Kids’ Cultural Volunteers 29 17 22  3 5
Session III          
Computers Participants 64 87  52   17
Computers Volunteers 27 26  26   7
Kids’ Play Kids 21 34 30   7
Kids’ Play Volunteers 13 12 15   3
Special Event 0 3  n/a   3
Program Assistants 3 4  1   1
Sunday Programming
  Feb Mar Apr May Average
Participants 16 4 8  4 3
PTP Volunteers 36 17 27  5 9
Kids’ Play Kids 4 1 4  1 1
Kids’ Play Volunteers 11 3 3  2 2

Average = 14 weeks of programming


RAS/WAS (Read-a-Story, Write-a-Story) 

Date   Participants
28-Feb   22
1-Mar   15


The Urban Teacher Center (UTC) is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program that operates in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. region.  Each cohort participates in an intensive year-long residency, followed by a three-year teaching commitment in a high-need urban elementary or middle school. UTC’s residents will be fully prepared to become highly competent teachers; in addition to the clinical experience, residents also enroll in a Master’s of Education program that is directly relevant to the urban teacher. All UTC teachers are part of an unprecedented commitment to student performance:  only those who can demonstrate that they can improve student learning will complete the program. Over time, our teachers will be among the most expert and results-oriented in the nation. For more information or to apply, visit us on the web at, or email  Our last deadline for the 2011-12 school year is:  May 2, 2011.  The program begins July 5, 2011. 

Kerry Whitacre Swarr

Director of Human Capital

Urban Teacher Center

12 W. Madison Street

Second Floor

Baltimore MD 21201


C (410) 446-3463

Now accepting applications (deadline May 2, 2011)

Follow us at Twitter

Healthy Kids’ Day at the Y of Central Maryland

The Y of Central Maryland’s upcoming Healthy Kids’ Day is April 16th from 11am-2pm.  The Y of Central Maryland is an affiliate of the YMCA of the US. Healthy Kids’ Day is an annual event held across the country at various YMCA locations. The event is a day of activities and fun for all ages. Among the various crafts, games andhealthy snacks we would like to offer face painting. In previous years the Y of Central Maryland has offered free face painting at all their locations withgreat success we would like to continue this at our Parkville location.

We are looking for two volunteer’s to help with face painting and would greatly appreciate your help in passing along this message to anyone who would enjoy giving back to the community. Face painting materials will be provided. Allvolunteers may contact me from this email address or by phone. 

Lindsey Willhide
Parkville Y of Central Maryland


 Early Bird Registration: Need 20 volunteers March 28th-April 1st

–           Assist with packaging, collating, binding Girl Registrations

–          When: March 28th-April 1st

–          Where: 4806 Seton Drive Baltimore, MD 21215

–          Time: as many hours as you can offer (please provide dates and times)

–          Staff will be packaging, collating, and binding registrations during our normal business hours 8:30-5pm, so we are looking for volunteers within that timeframe as well

Shadow the Program Specialists: Need 10 volunteers (Immediately) – EDUCATION MAJORS THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU!

–          Participate in shadowing and facilitating after school programs in elementary and middle schools with our Program Specialists. Programs facilitation consists of: reading, science, self-esteem, bullying, and many more! If you love kids and want to see what the heart of Girl Scouting is all about then this is for youJ

–          When: Immediately

–          Where: 4806 Seton Drive Baltimore, MD 21215

–          Time: Please provide dates and times you are available. I will then coordinate the programs available within the time you are free. All programs last one hour.

Visual Communication/Design Majors/Photographers/Videographers/Art Majors: volunteer with our Visual Communications team!

–          Duties:  assist the Visual Communications team in press releases, web design, social blogging, photography, filming videos, and much more! Get your worked published in our online and print publications – build your portfolio through volunteering with the Girl ScoutsJ

–          When: IMMEDIATELY!!!

–          Where: 4806 Seton Drive Baltimore, MD 21215

–          Time: as many hours as you can offer (please provide dates and times)

Data Entry: Need 5 volunteers immediately (ongoing)

–          Assist with entering our Girl Registrations

–          When: IMMEDIATELY

–          Where: 4806 Seton Drive Baltimore, MD 21215

–          Time: as many hours as you can offer (please provide dates and times)

Volunteer Resource Center: Need volunteers immediately

–          Assist with typing up Volunteer Packets, etc.

–          Where: 4806 Seton Drive Baltimore, MD 21215

–          Time: as many hours as you can offer (please provide dates and times)

Volunteers wanted as recruiters and communicators.

–          Duties:  to assist with recruiting high school female basketball, volleyball, lacrosse players and cheerleaders to use their talents by volunteering 2 hours per month to help Elementary School Girl Scouts. 

–          Where: TBD

–          Time: as many hours as you can offer (please provide dates and times)

Volunteers Wanted for “Girl Scout Fun Night Out”

–          Duties: arts & crafts (making bracelets), painting fingernails, face painters, monitors, refreshment servers, greeters, dance instructors, yoga instructors, Avon & Mary Kay representatives are invited to come do free sample sessions, volunteers are needed to assist in setting up and cleaning stations

–          Where: 4806 Seton Drive Baltimore, MD 21215

–          When: March 25, 2011

–          Time: 5:30-8:30pm

Remember: If you need a great resume booster, internship, service learning hours, or just want to volunteer with a terrific organization…. then come aboard and join us in launching the Help and Hands Program here at the Girl Scouts of Central MD!

 For any questions or concerns and to sign up, contact: Meghan Laschinger 410-358-9711 ext. 219 or email me:

Meghan Laschinger
Manager, Recruitment and Placement Services
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
4806 Seton Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
T 410.358.9711 ext. 219
F 410.358.9918

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character,
who make the world a better place.

Celebrating Ireland

Goucher College will hold a lecture and slideshow presentation by artist Denny Lynch on his exhibit Photographs of Ireland on Monday, March 28, at 4 p.m. in the Pinkard Room (#426) of the Athenaeum (building 2 on the campus map, 4th floor).

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Santa Marie Wallace, assistant of community service and community-based learning, at

From March until mid-April, Goucher will also exhibit Lynch’s work in the Lenrow Gallery outside the Pinkard Room in the Athenaeum.