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Shriver Center Business Continuity Plan

Shriver Center services available for Fall 2020 (updated 8/20/2020)

 

Shriver Center Hours of Operation

During this pandemic, University and The Shriver Center’s operations and best practices continue to emerge and transform. Shriver Center Staff continue to work remotely.

The Shriver Center continues to monitor email and telephone messages throughout the day from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. General questions can be left on our main reception line at 410-455-2493. These will be routed to the appropriate staff member for response.

When leaving a message, please leave your email address in addition to your name and phone number to help provide a quick response. You can also email your questions to shrivercenter@umbc.edu.

Please review the information below to understand how to best connect with our programs as we prepare for Fall 2020.

Service-Learning & Community Engagement (SLCE)

The 096 Community Service & Learning Practicum (zero credit, pass/fail transcript notation) is coordinated by The Shriver Center’s Service-Learning & Community Engagement (SLCE) team. Approximately 25% of students in the practicum are in credit-bearing courses. Many students continue with this applied learning experience beyond their coursework. SLCE also partners with scholars programs and student organizations. Throughout the summer, the SLCE team has been in contact with community partners (new and current) to identify mutually meaningful experiences for partners and UMBC students (undergraduate and graduate).

For fall 2020, SLCE will be virtual, capacity-building, and/or project-based. There is a campus-wide committee that reviews requests for in-person, UMBC-sanctioned applied learning experiences.

To learn more, as well as how to set up a remote video or teleconference meeting with SLCE Staff, please visit HERE.

The Shriver Peaceworker Fellows Program

The Peaceworker Program will continue core administrative, academic, and community partnership functions as fully as possible during this period of campus closure. Fellows, partners, applicants, and any others are encouraged to reach out to Program Director, Joby Taylor jtaylo14@umbc.edu and Associate Director, Charlotte Keniston ckenist1@umbc.edu with any questions or needs. We will be monitoring email and responding as quickly as possible.  We are also available to schedule remote video or teleconference meetings.

Peace Corps Prep at UMBC  

Students wishing to enroll in Peace Corps Prep Orientation (Prac 103) or Capstone (Prac 104) courses which will be offered in Spring 2021 should reach out to to Joby Taylor jtaylo14@umbc.edu and Charlotte Keniston ckenist1@umbc.edu with any questions or needs. We are also available to schedule remote video or teleconference meetings.

Public Service Scholars Programs

Maryland Public Service Scholars staff are working remotely 

Contact info: Please reach out to Assistant Director, Hannah Schmitz hannahs@umbc.edu with any questions. We will be monitoring email and responding as quickly as possible.

Governor’s Summer Internship Program

Current plans are underway for Summer 2021 to operate as normal (with the possibility of being all or partially remote). Applications will be open in late Fall 2020.  Please visit our website publicservicescholars.umbc.edu for more information as it becomes available.

Potential Host Sites/Mentors: To be informed about hosting a fellow in the academic year or next summer, please complete the State Government Interest Form

Sondheim Nonprofit Leadership Program

Current plans are underway for Summer 2021 to operate as normal (with the possibility of being all or partially remote). Applications will be open in late Fall 2020.  Please visit our website publicservicescholars.umbc.edu for more information as it becomes available.

Potential Host Sites/Mentors: To be updated about hosting a fellow in the academic year or next summer, please complete the Nonprofit Organization Interest Form

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Fellows Program

Current plans are underway for Summer 2021 to operate as normal (with the possibility of being all or partially remote). Applications will be open in late Fall 2020.  Please visit our website publicservicescholars.umbc.edu for more information as it becomes available.

Potential Host Sites/Mentors: 

MDOT employees – please contact Sheryl Johnson sjohnson25@mdot.maryland.gov or Frank Barber fbarber@mdot.maryland.gov with any questions or to be notified about future opportunities.

Sondheim Public Service Law Fellows Program

Current plans are underway for Summer 2021 to operate as normal (with the possibility of being all or partially remote). Applications will be open in late Fall 2020.  Please visit our website publicservicescholars.umbc.edu for more information as it becomes available.

The Choice Program

Choice Response to COVID-19