The Sherman Center for Early Learning in Urban Communities and The Shriver Center launch a new and exciting collaboration this year. The Sherman Center began working with early childhood educators at two partner schools in the 2017-18 school year. These schools, Lakeland and Maree G. Farring, serve students in grades preK-8. In the 2018-19 school year, the Sherman Center will expand its work to two additional partner schools: Curtis Bay and Bay Brook. Partnering with The Shriver Center's Service-Learning and Community Engagement (SLCE) Team will broaden the reach, support high expectations, and engage UMBC student leaders and participants in meaningful experiences with the local schools.
The Sherman Center collaborates with its partner schools to implement site-specific and cross-site projects to improve early literacy instruction, resources, supports, and outcomes. Its focus on early literacy reflects the schools’ goals and a growing recognition of the importance of early literacy for young children’s lifelong success. The mission of The Shriver Center is to address critical social challenges by bridging campus and community through engaged scholarship and applied learning. To achieve these complementary goals, the Sherman Center and the Shriver Center seek energetic, organized, and dependable student leaders who love children and learning to serve as Sherman Center Literacy Fellows.
Once these Fellows are selected, schedules for the sites will be promoted through the SLCE team's Fall 2017 Service Chart and marketed throughout a number of recruitment and engagement events leading up to and including the start of the fall semester.
Please complete the following application and return it to Sherman Center Director, Professor Mavis Sanders, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by THIS Sunday, July 22, 2018.
Interviews will be conducted between Monday, July 30 - Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
Selected fellows will be notified by Monday, August 6, and offer responses will be required by Friday, August 10, 2018.