May | 2019
Meet Nairuti Shastry

As the spring 2019 semester comes to a close, we have exciting news to share. During the past academic year, the Center for Social Concern has been reflecting and reevaluating
ways to improve and strengthen our relationships and programs. Through this process,
we have identified strategic opportunities, restructured our team, and created a new role that will focus on building strong and reciprocal partnerships. 

It is with great pleasure that we introduce Nairuti Shastry, Community Partnership Specialist, who will leverage her talents as a connector to conduct outreach and strengthen the ties between the CSC and Baltimore’s nonprofit and community based agencies. Nairuti looks forward to connecting with you and identifying collaborative opportunities that further support our mission and important work with our city!


Get Involved with the
France-Merrick Civic Fellowship
The Center for Social Concern is pleased to announce the selection of the inaugural cohort of the France-Merrick Civic Fellows who will serve, learn, engage, and reflect on issue areas of focus throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. Fellows have been selected for their dedication to focus areas, service to our Baltimore community, and desire to engage in a meaningful, year-long experience with their peers.The six fellows, listed below, will be paired with mentors and identify community agencies to serve with throughout the year.

Community members and organizations who would like to be involved with direct service, training, or mentoring with the Fellowship are encouraged to reach out to Misti McKeehen, Executive Director, to discuss partnership opportunities.
 
France-Merrick Civic Fellows
2019-2020
Anthony Boutros ‘20
Major: Sociology
Hometown: Houston, TX
Focus Area: Intersectionality

Eillen Daniela Martinez ‘20
Major: Medicine, Science, and the Humanities
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Focus Area: Immigration

Anishta Khan ‘21
Major: Public Health Studies & Writing Seminars
Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Focus Area: Arts Empowerment

Oluwadamilola Oshewa ‘20
Major: Neuroscience
Hometown: Newark, NJ
Focus Area: Reproductive Health Justice

Bessie Liu ‘20
Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Focus Area: Employment Access

Reah Vasilakopoulos ‘20
Major: Public Health Studies
Hometown: Hauppauge, NY
Focus Area: Harm Reduction &
Reproductive Justice
RESOURCES
JH Urban Health Institute
Intro to Financial Management for Community-Based Organizations
Friday, June 7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Welch Medical Library | 1900 E. Monument St.
Cost: $10

During this capacity-building workshop, participants will gain a clear understanding of basic financial management and why it is essential to the health of an organization. This session will help clarify roles and responsibilities of those who make purchases or obligate funds on the organization’s behalf.

Central Baltimore Partnership
Apply for the Crayon Fund
Central Baltimore Partnership is excited to launch the CRAYON Fund (Cool Resources Accessible for Youth Opportunities in Neighborhoods). The CRAYON Fund is a micro-grant that will support neighborhood activities and events that empower Central Baltimore youth and families, supplement their social education, and develop their leadership capacity in their communities.

Village Learning Place
Register for Books2Go
The Village Learning Place is pleased to announce that their Books2Go storytime program is open for spring registration.Through the Books2Go program, VLP teachers will travel to any HeadStart, PreK, Kindergarten, and/or 1 st grade classroom in Baltimore City for an outreach storytime. Teachers will read aloud, deliver an extension activity connected to the book, and give each child a free book to take home!

UPCOMING EVENTS
HopkinsLocal Idea Lab Challenge
Submit a Project | Cast your Vote
HopkinsLocal launched in 2015 to set transparent goals to build, hire, and buy more in the City of Baltimore. After much success, JHU is launching this edition of an Idea Lab crowdsourcing platform to gather new ideas that will help continue efforts to create economic opportunities in Baltimore City.

Heritage of Resistance
Saturday, June 1, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Presented by Baltimore Asian Resistance in Solidarity
Press Press | 427 N. Eutaw St.

Join BARS and The Yellow Jackets Collective (NYC) for an interactive workshop focused on conversations about queerness, class, and anti-Blackness with family, community, and loved ones. This free event is a people of color (POC) only space.

President's Day of Service
Save the Date
Saturday, September 21
Several community organizations and nonprofits across Baltimore City participate in JHU's President’s Day of Service. We have several hundred students, staff, faculty, and alumni who look forward to this event every year and are excited to work with you and learn about your organization. Service site applications will open early July.

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