The France-Merrick Civic Fellows program is a yearlong opportunity for upperclassmen on the Homewood campus to explore community service and civic engagement through various direct and indirect service opportunities. Fellows will be selected through a competitive application process for their leadership potential, their demonstrated interest in service and civic engagement, and their commitment to Baltimore City. Through the program, fellows participate in a set of coordinated activities, including direct service projects related to an issue area or neighborhood of interest, training and reflection sessions, and professional development opportunities designed to catalyze their future service and engagement efforts. Students will be required to have a regular service commitment with an organization within the issue area or neighborhood of focus and also identify additional ways to understand the complexity of their focus area. Additional direct service opportunities (episodic or one-time projects) will build understanding of how the focus area is being addressed locally, in Baltimore.
The opportunity to reflect on service, learn related content, and identify other areas of growth in their personal understanding of the issue or neighborhood of focus will enhance student learning and leadership aptitude.
Visit the Center for Social Concern's website to learn more about the fellowship and application process and plan to attend an upcoming information session.
Information sessions will be held on Feb. 13, 17, 28.
Applications are due 11:59 p.m. on March 1. The fellowship begins September 2020.