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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | November 16, 1999
Jennifer Yezek, a graduate student at Michigan State University, came home to Columbia to work on her thesis, but spends Tuesday evenings at a small desk at Wilde Lake Elementary School helping 9-year-old Jade Martin with her homework.The pretzels and Oreo cookies aren't Jade's favorite part of the tutoring sessions, as Yezek once thought. It's "the learning," Jade says confidently.They are participants in the Columbia-based Youth Enrichment Program, which matches children from second through 12th grade with mostly volunteer tutors.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2013
Letitia Clark Sexton, a volunteer tutor and former department store designer, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 20 at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. She was 90 and had lived in Stevenson. Born Letitia Clark in Baltimore and raised at Margaret Meadows in Stevenson, she was the daughter of Juliana Keyser Clark, a Women's Hospital trustee, and Gaylord Lee Clark, a Semmes, Bowen and Semmes attorney. She attended the Calvert School and was a 1938 graduate of Saint Mary's in the Mountains in Littleton, N.H. She earned a degree in art and design at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute.
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By Rachel D. Mansour and Rachel D. Mansour,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 31, 1999
Jesse Ward, a first-grader at Edgewater Elementary in Anne Arundel County, squints his eyes shut and runs his hands over the red plastic letters. "F," he says, guessing correctly at the first one, and looks up eagerly at Sharon H. Solberg, his reading tutor, for reassurance.His word for the day is "for" and gaining a tactile sense of its letters is part of the lesson at the school's Reading Connection program developed by Edgewater's reading resource teacher, Elaine B. Zimmerman, four years ago.Reading Connection focuses on first- and second-graders who are falling behind in reading by providing them with volunteer tutors for twice-a-week, half-hour sessions of reading and writing exercises.
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February 16, 2007
Docent-guide orientation set The Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park will hold an orientation for volunteers interested in becoming docents or tour guides at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the institute's Mount Ida Visitor Center, 3691 Sarahs Lane, Ellicott City. The workshop will include information about volunteer opportunities at the Firehouse Museum, the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin and the Ellicott City Colored School Restored, as well as the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park. Information or registration: 410-465-8500.
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By Joy Green and Joy Green,SUN STAFF | April 1, 2001
At Arundel Elementary School, in Baltimore's Cherry Hill community, children preparing for spring tests are getting some help on their reading skills from a group of volunteers who, a few weeks ago, could barely find their way around the neighborhood. The nine volunteers are part of team from AmeriCorps, a federally funded community service program modeled on the Peace Corps, which is providing a team of teachers' aides at Arundel Elementary through Friday. Every morning since Feb. 20, members of the team have worked side-by-side with classroom teachers on student literacy.
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January 5, 2007
Service day to honor King The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County will celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday by encouraging participation in community service projects. The national service day will honor King's life and work by helping those in need and meeting community needs. To find volunteer opportunities or find guidance for creating a project: 410-715- 3127 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays), or www.MLKday.gov. Advocates needed for at-risk children Voices for Children, a nonprofit organization, is seeking volunteers to be court-appointed advocates and mentors to abused, neglected and at-risk children in Howard County.
FEATURES
November 13, 1990
TC CURRENT volunteers' news and needs:Sexual Assault Center of Howard County in Columbia needs volunteers for its hot line and for help with victims of assault. A training session will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at the center. Call for interview, 964-0504.The Hearing and Speech Agency wants used toys in good condition for its Parent-Infant-Toddler Program. Toys that make sounds are preferred. To donate toys, call K.C. Docie, 243-3800, or take them to 2220 St. Paul St.The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks Office of Therapeutic Recreation Services needs volunteer assistant directors for the Musical Theatre Programs for intellectually limited young adults.
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By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,Evening Sun Staff | September 10, 1991
CURRENT volunteers' news and needs:Maryland Public Television Project Reach Out, which aired last Thursday on MPT channels as well as many TV and radio stations requesting volunteer time for education, had an overwhelming response of 896,843 volunteer hours pledged to regional schools, libraries and educational programs for 1991-92 school year. Last year's pledge was 235,000 hours. The project began in 1988.Our Daily Bread invites those interested in volunteering to a meeting at 7 p.m. Sept.
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By ROBERT E. SLAVIN | May 11, 1997
IN 1961, President John F. Kennedy made an audacious promise. Within a decade, he said, Americans would walk on the moon.To accomplish this goal, he brought together thousands of the country's top scientists, engineers and designers to carry out a broad-based program of research, development and experimentation. Eight years later, Neil Armstrong made President Kennedy's promise a reality.In 1996, President Clinton made an equally audacious promise. Every 9-year-old, he pledged, will be a reader.
FEATURES
April 2, 1991
CURRENT volunteers' news and needs:Baltimore County Conservancy Board, working in conjunction with the State Tree-Mendous program, will be planting trees throughout April in parks, sides of roads and in the waste water treatment plant area in Back River. Volunteer help is greatly needed. Call Bob Christopher, 687-4011.Mount Clare Mansion Museum in Carroll Park needs volunteers for many areas of help. Call 837-3262.The League for Handicapped Inc. on Cold Spring Lane wants volunteers for a new Information and Referral Service geared to help the handicapped.
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January 31, 2006
Baltimore City: Court Bus driver convicted of day-pass scheme A Maryland Transit Administration bus driver has been convicted on theft charges related to illegally printing out day passes and selling them on the black market, said the state attorney general's office. Investigators reported seeing Francisco Rivera Jr., 53, board his bus 30 minutes early April 17, 2003, and print out 334 day passes before starting his route, according to prosecutors. MTA police detectives then saw Rivera give the passes to two other men, who were subsequently arrested while selling the passes.
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By Joy Green and Joy Green,SUN STAFF | April 1, 2001
At Arundel Elementary School, in Baltimore's Cherry Hill community, children preparing for spring tests are getting some help on their reading skills from a group of volunteers who, a few weeks ago, could barely find their way around the neighborhood. The nine volunteers are part of team from AmeriCorps, a federally funded community service program modeled on the Peace Corps, which is providing a team of teachers' aides at Arundel Elementary through Friday. Every morning since Feb. 20, members of the team have worked side-by-side with classroom teachers on student literacy.
FEATURES
By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,Evening Sun Staff | November 5, 1991
CURRENT volunteers' news and needs:March of Dimes fund-raiser called Pizza Taste-off will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Original Sports Bar. Pizza shops will compete to be named best pizza in town. Free pizza samples and Italian buffet for $1.92 for the participants. Sponsored by 92-Q radio and Continental Foods Inc. Details: 752-7990.Kennedy Institute's Festival of Trees wants volunteers to help with this year's festival from Dec. 8 to Dec. 15 at Festival Hall. Call 550-9460.Child Study Association of Maryland's Apron Strings Chapter is holding a Holiday Bazaar from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Garrison Forest Apartments Social Hall, Rosewood Lane in Owings Mills; benefits Sinai Pediatric Unit and Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
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