Baltimore is a historic city with all the character of nearby Philadelphia or Washington, but with a much more relaxed, charming atmosphere that belies its rough, negative image. Though volunteers should indeed expect to encounter challenges common to many urban areas--the impact of incarceration on families, low rates of literacy and education, and the legacy of racism in this border state--they will also find a city filled with welcoming, kindhearted residents eager to show them the best of Charm City. When not serving at their sites, volunteers can take advantage of the city's oldest neighborhoods, like historic Fell's Point, or get the world's best crabcakes at Lexington Market, which has been a thriving, hectic marketplace since it opened in 1782! Also home to the NDA National Office, Baltimore is one of our oldest sites. Members work with children and adults in a variety of settings.
Site Director: Yankuba Senghore
Phone: 410-532-6864 ext 23
Village Learning Place
An independent non-profit library that houses educational programs, enrichment opportunities, and informational resources for Charles Village and throughout Baltimore City. The Place provides supplemental academic support for students in reading, math, science, technology, art, physical activity, as well as additional enrichment opportunities.
Stocks in the Future
The SIF Program and activities are based in local middle schools in underserved communities in the Baltimore region and beyond. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the need for financial literacy, the use of incentives with at-risk students by reinforcing Math, Language Arts and Social Studies skills.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. The Program is an exciting opportunity to learn more about youth development and the greater Baltimore community.
AIRS Inc -Don Miller House
The Residential house provide personal care and assistance to residents as well as constant supervision of the vulnerable, adult residents, living with HIV/AIDS. The program is responsible for supervision of community volunteers and coordination of recreational/social activities an effort to provide hope, strength and determination to adult residents living with HIV/AIDS.
Julie Community Center
The Julie Community Center is a multi-purpose, non-profit community organization involved in advocacy, education, and organizing, with special dedication to the poor. It provides after school programs, youth enrichment and a summer camp program from children ages 6-12 and also adult education/GED.
Living Classrooms Foundation -Power House
POWER House is an out-of-school time program, which meets from 3-6PM Monday through Friday during the school year, and 8-4PM for seven weeks over the summer. The program teach youth (ages 6-14) literacy through fun and engaging lessons and project based learning for the POWER House out-of-school time program.
Living Classrooms Foundation -Crossroads School
The Crossroads School is a public, tuition-free charter middle school operated by Living Classrooms Foundation on its East Harbor Campus through a contract with the Baltimore City Public School System. The school, which opened its doors in September 2002, draws students from five East Baltimore elementary schools, and currently serves 150 students in 6th through 8th grades.
Alternative Directions, Inc
Alternative Directions, Inc. (ADI), a Baltimore-based statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization helps men and women in prison and those leaving prison become independent, responsible citizens. Provide civil legal pro-se services to those in prison and comprehensive case management to those returning to their communities. ADI also educates the public and policymakers about the barriers former prisoners face when reentering society.
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore (BHGH) empowers children, who want to succeed, to break cycles of poverty by providing year-round family-like homes, a first-rate education, opportunities, and support through college with particular emphasis on supporting academic success and community involvement of the scholars.
Asylee Women Enterprise
Asylee Women Enterprise helps women seeking asylum to rebuild their lives and their spirits. Asylee Women Enterprise (AWE) provides transitional housing, companionship and community to asylum seekers by offering a safe and nurturing home, opportunities to connect within the larger community and each other.
Cristo Rey High School
Cristo Rey is a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory school, empowering students in Baltimore City to succeed in college, work, and life. 100% of the school’s graduates have been accepted into college.
KIPP Through College
KIPP Through College guides students to gain admission to college-preparatory high schools and helps them succeed and stay on the path to four-year colleges. The program provide direct support to Middle school(7th & 8th ) grade and 10th grade alumni.
US Dream Academy
The Dream Academy Learning Center in Baltimore was one of the organization's earliest centers. Opened in 2002, the Learning Center at Pimilco Elementary/ Middle School served approximately 500 student in grades Pre-K – eight, most of whose families live below the poverty line.
Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Center
Engineering Innovation is an exciting, college-level, summer program for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering. This program has been available to high school students since 2006.
St. Ignatius Loyola Academy (Ed. Award Partner)
Website: www.saintignatius.orgSt. Ignatius is a tuition-free private Jesuit school where middle school boys from low-income families in Baltimore transform their lives through education.
Notre Dame Mission Volunteers - AmeriCorps
5405 Loch Raven Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21239
Phone:(410) 532-6864 - Fax: (410) 532-2418
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