Spring 2014 Recruitment

Spring2014HRCRecruitment

Charm City Clinic is now accepting applications for new Health Resource Case (HRC) volunteers for our Spring 2014 Recruitment Cycle! For more information about becoming a HRC Case Manager, please click here.

 

If you are interested, please contact: volunteer@charmcityclinic.org for further details. Applications are due on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

 

Additionally, an information session will be held on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the Arellano Theater in Levering Hall on the JHU Homewood Campus. Please fill out this form to sign up.

 

Charm City Clinic Autumn Bash

Autumn Bash Flyer 2013

Charm City Clinic is Johns Hopkins’ student-run Health Screening Clinic and Resource Center in East Baltimore. Please come out to support us during our Autumn Bash!

When: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 9 PM – 2 AM
Where: The Windup Space (12 West North Ave  Baltimore, MD 21201)
Why: Support the East Baltimore Community while dancing the night away (cash bar and DJ)!

Tickets will also be sold in AMEB between now and Nov. 23 and at the door. ($10 pre-sale and $12 at the door)

PURCHASE TICKETS VIA PAYPAL: Go to “Send Money” to hhuang@charmcityclinic.org as a “Gift” under the “Personal” tab.
Be sure to write in “email to recipient” and/or “message option”  “Ticket for WindUp Space Event” and the names whom the tickets are for.

A confirmation email will be sent out once you’ve been placed on the guest list!
If you have any issues with purchases via PayPal, please email jqualliotine@charmcityclinic.org for more instructions.

UPDATE: We finished in 58th place for the Pepsi Refresh Grant!

We would like to thank everyone for voting last month – we appreciate all your support!

Charm City Clinic is applying for the next cycle of the Pepsi Refresh Project grant. We have just finished filming community members and volunteers working together to improve East Baltimore. It was great to meet so many new faces and to spread our universal message: it’s time to be healthy! Check out the video, and don’t forget to vote for us in November!

Video production by
John Thompson

Directed by
Ishrat Ahmed

Written by
Tyler Brown

Filming by
John Thompson
Tyler Brown
Thomas Heflin
Eugene Shenderov
Ramy El-Diwany

 


Congratulations to Glenn Ross for winning the Bank of America Community Hero Award!

Glenn L. Ross has been a dedicated and active advocate for the well-being of Baltimore City residents for the past 30 years. As a three-term (18 years) President of the McElderry Park Neighborhood Association, he has overseen the implementation of customized community development and leadership training programs for McElderry Park residents and coordinated working relationships with over 140 local businesses and community, religious, and family organizations. Serving, from 1987 – 1990, as the first African American director of the Neighborhood Resource Bank of the Citizen’s Planning and Housing Association, he coordinated the expansion of one of their most significant state-wide projects, known as the Community Resource Bank of Maryland. Additionally, in 1990 he formed the Coalition for Beautiful Neighborhoods, which led to the creation of the Baltimore Community Law Center. In 2001, he founded the Southeast Stakeholders Coalition.

Glenn Ross is a true hero of Baltimore. In 2001 he was honored by the Baltimore City Paper as “Baltimore’s Best Community Activist.” “[I]f East Baltimore has a chance to become a better place, it’s because of people like Ross, who push for solutions.” Mr. Ross has coordinated several city-wide programs while working under three Baltimore City mayors: Shape-up Baltimore; the Mayor’s Campaign for a Cleaner Baltimore, which greatly expanded the City’s recycling program; and the development of the aforementioned Community Resource Bank of Maryland. He was instrumental in developing community environmental training programs to deal with Baltimore’s Brownfields (abandoned industrial EPA Superfund sites) through the B-More Green Project and as Vice-President of the Environmental Justice Partnerships, Inc. As a principal investigator of a community environmental and health education training grant, in partnership with Johns Hopkins, Mr. Ross has been striving for a better Baltimore.
For nearly 30 years of dedication and activism, Glenn Ross has been awarded numerous
accolades including:
1) “Baltimore’s Best” Award for his Rat Rub-Out and Sanitation program (awarded by Mayor
Schaefer, 1985)
2) Mayor’s Citizen’s Citation (1992)
3) State of Maryland Official Citation for Community Support (1992)
4) Citizen’s Citation, “The Dunbar Project” (1993)
5) East Baltimore Community Cooperation and Leadership Service Award (1995-1996)
6) African American Overcome Award (The Baltimore Times Newspaper, 1997)
7) “Baltimore’s Best Community Activist” (Baltimore City Paper, 2001)
8) For his exceptional ability to foster bipartisan solutions to the complicated issues that
exist between Johns Hopkins and the East Baltimore Community he was elected Community
Consultant for the Johns Hopkins University Student Outreach Resource Center (2005-Present)
9) “Heart of the Community” Award (2009). 28 years as the longest serving board member of the Southeast Community Organization

1ST Annual 13th District Community Stakeholders Resource Fair

Councilman Warren M. Branch

Presents…..

1ST Annual 13th District

Community Stakeholders Resource Fair

When: October 21, 2010

Where: Humanim American Brewery

1701 N. Gay Street Baltimore MD 21213

Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm

 

About the Fair: This is the first event we are holding to raise awareness, provide information, and, to assist residents of the 13th Councilmanic District with viable solutions to some of the issues they currently face in their communities. This is an excellent opportunity meet, talk to and create positive connections between neighbors and city agencies

Attendees:

Councilman Warren Branch & Staff             Baltimore City Health Department

Department of General Services                    Environmental Control Board

Department of Public Works                          Baltimore City Youth Commission

South Eastern Police District                         Baltimore City Housing Department

*Come out to meet and talk to your city and agency officials to get useful information on how to solve some of the problems that are presently in your community!

Amazing Grace Greenification

Amazing Grace Church, The McElderry Park Community Association, The Baltimore City Police and Fire Departments, The Baltimore Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, and Charm City Clinic came together early Saturday (9/11/2010) morning to build several plant beds along the length of the alley running through the sacred space (see the Amazing Grace info page under the OUR NEIGHBORHOOD tab). Afterwards, a Stop the Violence concert and BBQ took place sponsored mainly by the McElderry Park Community Association. Volunteers ranged from 4 to 76 years of age and it was truly an honor for the Charm City Clinic to be part of a this work.

Fundraising updates and upcoming events

First of all, I would like to extend a big thanks to all of our friends and colleagues that came out to our first annual Summer’s Eve Ball. The event, in case you missed it, took place Thursday September 2nd at the Belvedere, and was attended by over 180 guests! We raised $2120 in total, which will help to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the East Baltimore community in our fullest capacity. Huge thanks also goes to Averil Barry, sales & marketing manager at the Belvedere, DJ Golgi Apparatus (Ishan Dasgupta) and DJ Dactyl Dactyl (our very own Dom Burneikis). Without all of your help, the event never could have happened. It was a spectacular night, which was only made possible through the enthusiasm and generosity of everyone in attendance.

In the spirit of spectacular occasions, I would also like to announce our second fundraising event of the year. The Brewer’s Art has generously agreed to donate a large portion of their proceeds from the evening of Wednesday, October 27th to our cause. The Brewer’s Art, for those of you who are still missing out, is an acclaimed microbrewery and restaurant located in Mt. Vernon. Brewer’s currently holds the #2 spot in Esquire Magazine’s Best Bars in America (http://www.esquire.com/bestbars/). We’re delighted to host our next event here, and hope you are as excited as we are. Further details will be made available as the event approaches.

Bests,

Andrew

Progress in our first six months of operations

Since last Spring, we’ve seen over 90 clients on Saturdays at the Men and Families Center. We’ve helped 24 clients apply for medical assistance. Of these 24, 23 have been applications for the Maryland Primary Adult Care (PAC) (a free insurance program for adults without dependent children) and we’ve helped 1 client apply for the Medical Assistance for Families program for adult caregivers with dependent children. 4 of our clients have successfully received PAC and are receiving medical care, and others are waiting for their applications to be processed. We’ve helped 1 client enroll in The Access Program, an effort linking low-income residents into specialist-level care at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Our work over the summer focused on reworking and improving operations in our Health Resource Center, planning and developing protocols for hypertension screening, and building the number of students and neighborhood residents in our membership. Students working in the Health Resource Center have established new protocols and links for client referral and set up a secure, electronic client records system that allows for documentation, scheduling, and reminders for follow-up with clients.

We believe these new tools and strategies will let us maintain close, consisent contact with all clients we serve throughout the service process. We hope to limit the number of clients lost to follow-up and – through a commitment to intensive neighborhood-level outreach – achieve a high yield of clients who receive the medical and social assistance they need.