Loyola University Maryland

York Road Initiative

Students

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Interested in Getting Involved?

Volunteering

Loyola students, faculty, and administrators looking to get involved in volunteer service are encouraged to go through the Center for Community Service and Justice.  There are both weekly and one-time service opportunities available.  Training is required. 

To participate in one-time service, please visit the HoundServe website.  If you are interested in volunteering with the Dewees Recreation Center After-School program, please contact the CCSJ Service Coordinator

One-Time Service Opportunities for the Fall 2014 Semester:

  • October 4
  • October 15
  • November 8
  • November 15

Required Community 101 Prep Sessions:

  • Monday, September 29
  • Wednesday, October 22
  • Monday, November 3
  • Tuesday, November 22

All sessions take place in the CCSJ Common Space at 8pm. 

The York Road Students Association 

"The York Road Students Association (YRSA) strives to build meaningful and intentional relationships between students and neighbors in the York Road community. Through meetings, reflections, site visits, and friendships, we hope to create a strong and lasting connection with area residents, and also expand our definition of 'kinship.' By challenging our notions of community, we hope to broaden the lines of communication and establish sustainable bonds and partnerships." If you have any questions, or would like to become involved with YRSA please contact: yrsa@loyola.edu

YRSA 


Class-Based Engagement/Service Learning

If you have questions or would like more information about Service Learning Courses, contact Kate Figiel, Assistant Director of Service-Learning at kefigiel@loyola.edu.

Work Study Positions Available for 2014-2015 Academic Year:

  • York Road Partnership Communications FWS:  Work as a member of the York Road Initiative team dedicated to fostering community by providing administrative and organizing support to the York Road Partnership neighborhood umbrella group. In particular, oversee the compilation of the monthly newsletter, social media, including the YRP facebook and website, and organize campaigns to support the York Road community.
  • York Road Business Communications FWS:  Work as a member of the York Road Initiative team dedicated to fostering community by providing administrative and organizing support to the business district of York Road. In particular, oversee social media, including the GBA facebook and wordpress site, and organize campaigns to support the York Road business district.
  • (2 positions) York Road Initiative Communications FWS:  Work with the York Road Initiative team dedicated to fostering community by providing administrative and organizing support oversee internal and external communications, including YRI monthly newsletter, social media, website, and develop campaigns to advance university knowledge of and support of the YRI, and organize campaigns to support the York Road Initiative.
  • York Road Initiative with Rebuilding Together Baltimore FWS:  Work with the York Road Initiative and Rebuilding Together Baltimore team dedicated to fostering community  and safe housing by providing administrative and organizing support to Rebuilding Together Baltimore to keep local senior citizens and families with children living in safer, warmer and drier homes in York Road Govans Community.
  • York Road Initiative with Dewees Community Recreation Council FWS: Work with the York Road Initiative and the Dewees Recreation Council team dedicated to fostering community and excellent programming for area youth by providing administrative and organizing support to Dewees Recreation Council and offering direct afterschool educational programming at Dewees Recreation Center.

If you are interested in learning more about the York Road Initiative and/or serving as an intern during the academic year or summer, please forward your resume and a brief paragraph on why you are interested in our work to Erin O'Keefe ateokeefe1@loyola.edu