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Shriver Center opportunities available for Spring '19

February 13, 2019 10:28 AM
The Shriver Center still has some opportunities available for UMBC students interested in Service-Learning & Community Engagement for the spring 2019 semester:

ARBUTUS ACHIEVERS (Tuesdays/Thursdays, 2:15pm - 4:00pm)*

Tutor middle school students to prepare for high school and college readiness. Create and lead activities that encourage leadership development.

CREATIVE CODERS (Tuesdays/Thursdays, 2:15pm - 4:00pm)*

Calling all Coders! Creative Coders teaches students the basics of computer science through game programming in Scratch.  Work with middle school students to instill in them a love of programming for years to come.

COLLEGE GARDENS (Tuesdays or Thursdays, 2:45pm - 5:15pm)

Tutor children from grades K-6 in academics.  Develop stimulating activities for either indoor or outdoor recreation--including artistic, physical, and mental tasks.

MS SWIM PROGRAM (Fridays or Sundays, 1 - 4pm)

Students will assist Multiple Sclerosis clients with their water-based physical therapy (aquatic exercises), as well as a chance to develop relationship-building skills.  A great opportunity for anyone interested in a healthcare career! 

READING PARTNERS (Various Days)

Tutor an elementary school student one-on-one to strengthen their reading abilities using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum.

RICA (Wednesdays, 11:30am - 3:00pm)

Assist students, ages 12 -18 with emotional disturbance disorders on schoolwork and behavior in a therapeutic environment.

SHERMAN CENTER EARLY LITERACY PROGRAM (Days/Times Vary)

Build young children's literacy and language skills as a classroom tutor, grades K-3 (ages 5 - 8).  Tasks include reading with students and assisting them with writing/vocabulary activities and assignments.

SWES (Southwest Emergency Services) (limited spaces available)

Assist in sorting clothes, food, medical supplies, etc. to keep this thrift store organized and manageable.  In walking distance of UMBC.


Transportation is provided for all sites except Reading Partners.
*Must be able to attend both days; sites are within walking distance

For more information, please contact the Shriver Center at (410) 455-2493 to schedule an appointment with a Program Coordinator.
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