CURRENT volunteers needs and news:
United Way of America held its annual national Volunteer Leaders Conference over the weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center. Nearly 1,700 corporate, labor and community volunteers from all over the country attended workshops, seminars, discussions and received awards. Local developer James W. Rouse received the United Way's Tocqueville Award for 40 years of dedication to creating affordable housing throughout the United States. Alexis de Tocqueville, French philosopher and historian, in 1831 praised the American spirit of voluntary cooperation in meeting human needs. The top national corporate honor was given to The Boeing Company. Eight other corporate philanthropic leaders also received awards.
Teen Outreach Program of Baltimore. This school-based program designed to raise the self-esteem of middle school students in order to reduce teen pregnancies, drug abuse and school dropouts will end its year with a lecture/demonstration by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at 11 a.m. May 8 at the Charles Carroll Barister School, Washington Blvd. at Bayard St. All Teen Outreach schools and their volunteers will gather for this special event. Details: 243-0772.