SOURCE Service Scholars Program
SOURCE Service Scholars (SSS) Program is a unique opportunity for students to make a long-term commitment to a Baltimore community-based organization (CBO) that is a SOURCE partner while receiving a $1,250 stipend. Scholars will receive training and guidance from SOURCE staff covering the following: service-learning theories and practices, project management, volunteer recruitment and management, and delivering and reporting on outcomes. Additionally, Scholars will engage in reflective practice throughout the program. These trainings will be delivered through the SOURCE Service Academy as well as one-on-one consultations with SOURCE staff.
- Service Hour Requirement: Commitment to at least 150 service hours with partner organization over the course of the academic year, as well as regular check-in meeting with their CBO contact
- Summer Assignments: Scholars will be assigned readings and reflections throughout the summer leading up to their direct placement with community partners. Scholars are required to complete all readings and reflections by dates indicated throughout the summer.
- SOURCE Staff Advisor Meetings: Scholars must meet with their assigned SOURCE Advisor on a regular basis to discuss personal reflections, progress on their project and general experiences related to the service experience (the first meeting will take place at the completion of summer assignments).
- Scholar Reports: Scholars will be required to complete several written progress reports throughout the course of their service year.
- SOURCE Service Academy: Through a series of seminars and trainings, the SOURCE Service Academy will train Scholars in service project management, including: successful recruitment, retention and management of volunteers, principles of academic-community partnership, service-learning pedagogy and leadership for social change. Scholars will also be required to complete a variety of assignments and readings as part of the service academy. All Academy session dates are mandatory.
- Summer 2015: Remote online sessions
- Wed, Sept 2nd, 2015: SOURCE Service Academy training #1
- Wed, Oct 7th, 2015: SOURCE Service Academy training #2
- Wed, Nov 18th, 2015: SOURCE Service Academy training #3
- Wed, Feb 17th, 2016: SOURCE Service Academy training #4
- Wed, April 20th, 2016: SOURCE Service Scholars Celebration and Final Academy Session
- Volunteer Recruitment: Each Scholar will be required to recruit at least four additional JHU health professional students to work on the designated project throughout the year. The Scholar will act as the team leader and will implement volunteer management skills and service-learning pedagogy knowledge gained during Service Academy sessions.
- Final Presentations: Scholars will be required to present their projects and progress through a poster at the Year-End Celebration (Wed, Apr 20th, 2016).
- $,1250 stipend
- Practical experience in service-learning theory and practice, project management, volunteer recruitment and management, fundraising, and program assessment and evaluation.
- Valuable professional development experience through the SOURCE Service Academy and mentorship with SOURCE staff.
- Community-based practical experience in the health field.
SSS Application Process:
- Applications are currently closed for this program.
- Open to all students from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Nursing and School of Medicine who are enrolled full-time for the duration academic year.
- Applicants thoroughly review projects and rank their top projects within the applications.
- An internal admissions team reviews applications and selects the top 3-4 students to interview per project.
- CBOs and interviewees both rank their placement preferences.
- Final mating takes place based on rankings.