Fall | 2019
Happy Fall, Community Partners!

Below you'll find the fall edition of our quarterly Community Partner Newsletter. Please read for information regarding upcoming deadlines, opportunities, and exciting announcements!
Exciting Announcements

New Vision & Mission

New year, new us! After months of visioning, strategizing, and planning (with your help, of course—special shout out to our values, vision, and mission feedback meeting and summer onboarding process feedback Zoom Call attendees!), the Center for Social Concern is proud to announce our new and improved vision and mission: 

New Staff

We are also excited to share that, in order to support excellence in our programming—for both students/faculty and community partners—our team has grown! Our new teammates are so excited to connect with you and work towards more meaningful and sustainable impact in our beautiful City of Baltimore. 

Meet (from left to right) Daon, Astoria, Gerrod, and Courtnee!

Thanks for your feedback! Here's our new and improved partner application process:

Over the summer, our Partnerships Team has been working diligently to design an onboarding process that is more streamlined and less time consuming for our Community Partners. We want all of you to have full access to not only the depth and breadth of programming here at the Center, but also increased access to the resources that the University at large has to offer!

Community Office Hours at Impact Hub Baltimore

Have you met Nairuti, our Community Partnership Specialist ? Now’s your chance! Whether you’re a CSC Community Partner or an enthusiastic Baltimorean interested in learning more about our Center, Nairuti would love to chat with you! If you’re interested in hosting Nairuti in your neighborhood, drop her a line at nairuti@jhu.edu

She’s at Impact Hub Baltimore (10 E North Ave) every other Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm for the rest of the fall semester (10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6)!
We are excited to share that our CSC Instagram account is up and running! We are now on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter ! Connect with us.
Spring Partner Deadlines
Baltimore First
Baltimore First strives to provide Baltimore City government agencies and non-profit/community organizations with a steady force of dedicated and intentional student volunteers on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.

Email baltimorefirst17@gmail.com if you're interested.

Deadline: December 20
Community Impact Internships Program (CIIP)
Organizations in Baltimore City are selected as community partners for this Community Impact Internships Program based on their need for a summer intern to focus on a specific, capacity-building project for an eight-week period.

Mark your calendars! Application process for summer 2020 forthcoming.

Deadline: March 1

Summer and Fall Partnerships
Full Summer and Fall Partnerships List
While we love that you want to connect with us, we also hear that you want to connect with one another, so, as promised, here is our full list of Community Partners for the summer and fall semester.

Thank you to all of our Community Partners that participated in the Community Impact Internships Program this summer and the President's Day of Service on September 21!

This fall, we are excited to work with many of you for our Community-Based Federal Work Study program and Baltimore First.
Partners and students celebrating together at our Community Impact Internships Program closing ceremony this summer
Notable Events and Opportunities

Grant Opportunities
I n its 21st year, Baltimore Life’s Community Grants Program has helped many organizations in communities where its employees live and work. Projects and programs that help distressed families, enhance public safety and the community, and combat community deterioration receive special consideration.

All grant applications must be received at The Baltimore Life Companies no later than October 15 at 5:00pm .

Looking to partner with a community organization, student, or faculty? You can search our directory or submit your name to be added by visiting our website, Apply today! We are now accepting proposals for the 2020 Small Grants Program. Grants are awarded to partnerships between students or faculty members at Johns Hopkins and Baltimore-based community organizations or agencies that most successfully demonstrate the potential for advancing the health and well-being of the residents of Baltimore.

The principal goal of The Shubert Foundation is to support not-for-profit, professional theatre and dance companies in the United States. The Foundation awards unrestricted grants for general operating support, rather than funding for specific projects. These grants are awarded exclusively to US organizations with current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

The Abell Foundation accepts requests for programs serving disadvantaged communities, with a particular focus on Baltimore City. Nonprofit organizations must be designated by the IRS as 501c3 and 509a organizations. To be considered for the next funding cycle, applicants must submit their proposal by October 15 .

Interested applicants must submit a letter of inquiry by email to abell@abell.org.


Conference Opportunities
SLCE is a full-day opportunity to share success strategies among students, faculty, and staff at institutions throughout Maryland, D.C., and Delaware on the topics of community service, service-learning, and civic engagement. The 2019 Conference will be held on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 from 8:00am to 4:30pm at the University of Maryland, College Park Adele H. Stamp Union. The Center for Social Concern is fully subsidizing the cost of attendance (including registration and transportation) for four community partners! Interested?

Email Nairuti a short letter of interest (no more than 200 words) at nairuti@jhu.edu by November 1 at 5:00pm.


Other Opportunities
Do you need volunteers for your voter and census outreach efforts?

Hopkins Votes is a nonpartisan initiative leading the voter engagement and census education efforts for JHU and they are looking for ways to support projects in our Baltimore community.

If you could use volunteers for canvassing, neighborhood events, or other related activities, reach out to Courtnee at cconnon1@jhu.edu .

In partnership with Sheridan Libraries & Museums, the Center for Educational Resources, the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute, check out the Center for Social Concern’s newest Community-Based Learning event focusing on public initiatives through which communities and universities work collaboratively to frame research questions, project design, and interpretation, with the goal of generating social change.
Johns Hopkins University Public Health Studies Poster Session

Tuesday, October 29, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Levering Hall Glass Pavilion | 1900 E. Monument St.

Join us for a showcase of undergraduate PHS student field placement work.
The Archives
Do you know about all 13 of our programs at the CSC?

Email Nairuti at nairuti@jhu.edu if you'd like to receive a comprehensive folder of program information mailed to you.
Have a one-time service opportunity you’d like to share with a listserv of 1500+ students? Post on our Community Bulletin ! We’re trying to make a more intentional connection between this resource for partners and for our 1500+ students participating in HopServe50, our service challenge program
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