Created in 1930 as a social and cultural organization for faculty wives, the Woman's Club of the Johns Hopkins University has grown to embrace social issues in the community.
Included in this focus is a vibrant volunteer program at the Barclay Elementary/Middle School, where the club played a significant role in establishing the school's library as an outstanding resource for materials and as a learning center for students. It has donated hundreds of books and other materials, and volunteers ran the library and taught library skills for many years.
The club was recently honored by the school for its 20 years of devoted service. Attendees at the event included current and past volunteers; principals; faculty members; Karen Stokes, CEO of Greater Homewood Community Corp.; and Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, who represents the district where the school and Johns Hopkins' Homewood campus are located.