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Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation

Banner

2900 East Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: 410-585-8810
MAIN CONTACT: Jolyn Rademacher Tracy, Executive Director
EMAIL: jolyn.rademacher@bannerneighborhoods.org

CONTACT: Beth Myers Edwards, Director of Community Engagement
EMAIL: beth.myers@bannerneighborhoods.org
WEBSITE: www.bannerneighborhoods.org

Functions of Organization/Site:

Banner Neighborhoods is a community based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting residents in their efforts to enhance the quality of life throughout 10 southeast Baltimore communities. We offer a wide variety of programs designed to strengthen the community, ranging from youth activities, to senior home maintenance, to beautification projects.

Involvement Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to work with the Home Maintenance Program and Neighborhood Youth Employment Program. There are ongoing opportunities with each program.

Home Maintenance Program

This program provides minor home maintenance repairs to allow our clients (living in South East Baltimore) to safely age in place.  Currently the program provides services for 130 older adult home owners living in South East Baltimore.  This program will provide volunteers with the opportunity to work with providing services and program satisfaction of older adults living in an urban setting. There are two primary jobs for volunteers on this program - 1.) Survey of Clients and  2.) Ongoing Telephone Outreach and Process Evaluation.  

 Specific tasks for each job is listed below:

Survey of clients (short term activity- 2 years)

Telephone outreach (ongoing long term activities)           

Neighborhood Youth Employment Program (NYEP)

The NYEP has been in existence for over 20 years and is designed to provide opportunities in the summer for Baltimore City youth. Currently this program is designed as a 6-week summer employment and job-training program. This program includes 20 hours a week of work for youth 16-21 divided into working outside in a community gardens and providing tree maintenance in South East Baltimore in the morning and life skills training in the afternoon. The life skills program includes SAT preparation,  field trips to colleges and universities, financial literacy, and other skills for transitioning out of high school.

There are two primary jobs for volunteers interested in working with the NYEP - 1.) Evaluation of the program and 2.) Program planning and process measure development and evaluation.

Specific tasks for both jobs are listed below:

Evaluation of the program (short term 2 years)

Program Planning (Ongoing)

Location:

 Banner Neighborhoods is accessible via MTA public transportation: MTA bus 20, 23 or 40 going east.