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Help Brighten the Holidays for Families, Seniors, and Adults with Disabilities (December 2015)

All Hopkins faculty, staff, students, and retirees are invited to help brighten the holidays for families, seniors, and adults with disabilities facing hardships. The Office of Work, Life and Engagement partners with local nonprofit and social service agencies to provide gifts, clothing, and grocery gift cards to families and individuals who are in need of assistance during the holiday season.

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Vernon Rice Memorial Holiday Turkey Program Provides Food during the Holidays (December 2015)

You are invited to donate $25 to provide a basket of a fresh turkey and vegetables from a local and free-range farm for a family in need. St. Anthony of Padua Church will deliver the food baskets directly to families for the December holidays.

To purchase a family meal for the December holidays, donations must be received by December 7.

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New Health Care Benefit Program Available as Part of Your Benefits Package (November 2015)

This year, a new service called Managing Cancer at Work (MCaW) will be added free of charge to the benefits package for Johns Hopkins employees.

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Tags: Managing Cancer, Benefits , WLE

Johns Hopkins Baby Shower for New and Expectant Parents (November 2015)

Tuesday, November 17, 2:30 – 5 pm
Turner Concourse, East Baltimore campus (Shuttle service is available between campuses.)

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Tags: WLE, Baby Shower

Breastfeeding Support Program Expands (November 2015)

As part of the comprehensive program supporting breastfeeding mothers at Johns Hopkins, three new Mother's Rooms have opened on the East Baltimore Medical campus: Weinberg 2339, Halsted B186, and 1830 East Monument building, Room 511.

Employees needing to use any of the Mother's Rooms should register with the Breastfeeding Support Program at http://hopkinsworklife.org/register-breastfeeding-support. Up-to-date information about the rooms and other aspects of the program will be provided via email once the registration form is received.

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Tags: WLE, Breastfeeding Support

Coming Soon! Holiday Programs to Assist Our Baltimore Neighbors (November 2015)

The annual Vernon Rice Memorial Turkey and Adopt-a-Family programs are gearing up to make the holiday season brighter for those in need.

Visit http://hopkinsworklife.org/holiday-turkey-program and http://hopkinsworklife.org/adopt-family-senior the week of October 19 to learn more.

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Tags: Adopt a Family, WLE, Community Programs

Work & Family Fair Brings 40+ Experts to over 250 Employees (November 2015)

The fair provided an opportunity to ask one-on-one questions about services in the areas of aging adults, children and youth, financial and legal, health and wellness, housing, and recreation. One of the vendors was Children of the World Co-Op.

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Tags: Family Fair, COTW, WLE

Staff, Faculty, and Students Provide 650 School Uniforms to Support Baltimore City Students (October 2015)

The Office of Work, Life, and Engagement has tallied all of the donations, and 650 Baltimore City Public Schools students will receive two uniforms each as a result of the 2015 Uniform Drive.

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Tags: Uniform Drive, Community Engagement, WLE

Johns Hopkins United Way Campaign Kicks Off Oct. 1 (October 2015)

Information about making a pledge and additional events will be available in early October. Save the date: Friday, October 30, Chili Cook-off/Bake-off in the Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, Homewood campus. Chefs, bakers, and taste testers stay tuned for more information.

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Tags: United Way, WLE, Community Programs

Give a Day. Change a Mind. (October 2015)

The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) is looking for volunteers to join their Maryland Scholars Speakers Bureau. Volunteers inform, motivate and inspire eighth- and ninth-grade students statewide to prepare them for college and careers.

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Tags: Volunteer, WLE, Community Programs

Legal Preparedness for Families (October 2015)

Do you have your financial and legal documents in order? Don’t be unprepared.

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Tags: FASAP, WLE

Navigating Medicare Open Enrollment (October 2015)

As older adults confront long term care costs and the ever-changing Medicare and prescription drug plans, they often feel confused and overwhelmed.

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Homewood Early Learning Center is enrolling two-, three-, and four-year-olds (June 2015)

Are you looking for a nurturing and exciting learning environment where your child can grow and prepare for kindergarten? Homewood ELC is enrolling children for its two-year-old and preschool programs. More...

Tags: Early Learning Center, Work/Life, Childcare, WLE

Staff Milestone Recognition Receptions (June 2015)

Staff members who served the university for 5, 10, or 15 years, with service anniversaries between July 11, 2014 and July 10, 2015, will be invited to attend a milestone recognition reception. Honorees at each event will be presented with their recognition award. More...

Tags: Work/Life, Staff Recognition, WLE

Support Services are available for Johns Hopkins Employees (June 2015)

As we continue the healing process in Baltimore City, it is important that we consider ways in which we can support one another. More...

Tags: Work/Life, FASAP, WLE

Hopkins Night at Camden Yards (June 2015)

Enjoy an evening at the ballpark at this year's Hopkins Night at Camden Yards on Friday, July 10 at 7:05 pm when the Orioles play the Washington Nationals.

Orioles plaid floppy hats will be given to the first 20,000 fans (21 and over) arriving to the stadium. More...

Tags: Work/Life, WLE, Employee Discount

New video spotlights award-winning Breastfeeding Support Program (May 2015)

The Johns Hopkins Breastfeeding Support Program has emerged as a model for other organizations wrestling with how to respond to the Affordable Care Act regulations for breastfeeding support in the workplace. More...

Tags: Work/Life, WLE, Breastfeeding Support

Events for Staff and Retiree Milestone Recognition (May 2015)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement is pleased to announce this year’s Staff Milestone Recognition Program. Staff members eligible to be recognized are full- and part-time employees celebrating milestones beginning with five years of service, in five-year increments thereafter, and whose anniversaries fall between July 11, 2014 and July 10, 2015. More...

Tags: Work/Life, Staff Recognition, WLE

Open House for the Y Preschool at Weinberg (May 2015)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement, in partnership with the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Y Preschool Center at Stadium Place, will host an open house Tuesday, April 28 from 4 – 6 p.m. University faculty and staff can tour the preschool facility, meet the center staff, and place their child’s name on the list for openings. More...

Tags: Work/Life, Childcare, WLE, Dependent Care Voucher

Live Near Your Work on Wheels (May 2015)

Hop on the bus with the Live Near Your Work (LNYW) program and tour many of the eligible LNYW areas in Baltimore City. Sandy Jenkins, Live Near Your Work program coordinator, will discuss how you might qualify for a LNYW grant. More...

Tags: Work/Life, LNYW, WLE

Discount Tickets for 2015 Orioles Games at Camden Yards (May 2015)

The Baltimore Orioles are offering discount tickets to a select number of home games during the 2015 season. To purchase and print tickets, visit http://hopkinsworklife.org/discounts-sports and follow the instructions on the discount flyer. More...

Tags: Work/Life, WLE, Employee Discount

Save the Date: Hopkins Night at Camden Yards (May 2015)

Enjoy an evening at the ballpark at this year's Hopkins Night at Camden Yards on Friday, July 10 when the Orioles play the Washington Nationals.
Ticket information will be available in May. More...

Tags: Work/Life, WLE, Employee Discount

Save the Date: JHU Staff Appreciation Fall Fest scheduled for Friday, September 11 (May 2015)

Tickets will be available mid-July. Details will be posted at http://hopkinsworklife.org/appreciation-fall-fest in late June. More...

Tags: Work/Life, Picnic, WLE

Retire Right from Johns Hopkins (April 2015)

You have focused on planning for your finances in retirement, but have you thought about where you will live? Or how you will spend your time? Relationships, community involvement, and housing are a few of the issues that retirees must think about as they enter this major life transition; recent research shows that the process of actively planning for these changes increases satisfaction in retirement years.

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Tags: Retirement Education, WLE

Sandwich Generation (April 2015)

As if juggling career demands and parenting wasn’t enough, many faculty and staff also find themselves caring for aging parents. As we live longer lives, the likelihood that we will find ourselves squeezed between these two groups in the ‘Sandwich Generation’ increases.

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Tags: WLE, Workshops

Spring is coming! Find Discounts (April 2015)

Hop over to The Maryland Zoo for the Mary Sue Candies Bunny BonanZOO Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5, 10am – 2pm. This event is FREE with regular paid Zoo admission and takes place inside the Zoo at Waterfowl Lake. Bunny BonanZOO includes photos with the Easter Bunny, egg hunts, games & crafts, and much more. For additional event information call 443-552-5276 or email events@marylandzoo.org.

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Tags: WLE, Employee Discount

Children of the World Co-Op for Young Children (April 2015)

This year-round cooperative playgroup program is ideal for American and international families with children ages 9 months - 4 years.

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Tags: WLE, Workshops

Johns Hopkins Baby Shower Shares Important Resources with New and Expectant Parents (April 2015)

New and expecting parents are invited to attend the Johns Hopkins Baby Shower, hosted by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement, on Wednesday, April 8 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., East Baltimore.

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Tags: WLE, Baby Shower, Workshops

Johns Hopkins receives national recognition for work-life progress (March 2015)

For the third year in a row, Johns Hopkins University and Health System has been recognized with the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction award by the national organization WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP). The Office of Work, Life and Engagement demonstrated a strong portfolio of programs and services that assist faculty and staff in achieving work-life fit. More...

Tags: World at Work, Work/Life, Recognition, WLE

Breastfeeding Support Program (March 2015)

This year the AWLP also honored Johns Hopkins with the Innovative Excellence Award for our Breastfeeding Support Program. This program has built an infrastructure of support for new moms from the beginning of breastfeeding through the first year of work postpartum. The Office of Work, Life and Engagement offers support through 14 Mother’s Rooms across campuses, breast pumps for a reduced price, and a vending machine with breastfeeding supplies. The program has received national attention at conferences, in the media, and as part of a book on best practices. More...

Tags: Work/Life, Recognition, WLE, Breastfeeding Support

Summer Camp Guide available (March 2015)

If you were unable to attend the Summer Camp Discoveries Fair on Feb. 17 because of the snow, please download the guide at http://hopkinsworklife.org/camp-fair. More...

Tags: Work/Life, Summer Camp, WLE

Johns Hopkins Baby Shower Shares Important Resources with New and Expectant Parents (March 2015)

New and expectant parents are invited to attend the Johns Hopkins Baby Shower, hosted by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement, on Wednesday, April 8 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., East Baltimore. Johns Hopkins offers JHU faculty and staff and JHH/JHHSC employees a variety of services to support you during the exciting life transition of welcoming a baby to your family. More...

Tags: Work/Life, WLE, Baby Shower, Workshops

Summer Camp Discoveries Fair (February 2015)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement will hold its annual Summer Camp Discoveries Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, in Turner Concourse on the East Baltimore campus. The fair is designed as an opportunity for families to meet with local and regional camp organizations and groups offering summer activities for children age 4 to 18. Both day and overnight programs will be represented, as will camps for individuals with special needs.

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Response to Programs Brightens the Holidays for Community Members (February 2015)

Employees and students helped the 2014 Adopt-a-Family/ Adopt-a-Senior Program and the Vernon Rice Memorial Holiday Turkey Program reach record success by providing assistance to nearly 700 families and individuals.

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Tags: Adopt a Family, WLE, Community Programs

Homewood Early Learning Center is accepting applications for Fall 2015 (January 2015)

As construction progresses on the new Homewood Early Learning Center on the Johns Hopkins campus, families may now apply for their children to attend in Fall 2015. More...

Tags: Early Learning Center, Work/Life, WLE

Save the Date: Summer Camp Discoveries Fair (January 2015)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement will hold its annual Summer Camp Discoveries Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, in Turner Concourse on the East Baltimore campus. More...

Tags: Work/Life, Summer Camp, WLE

Help Brighten the Holidays for Families, Seniors, and Adults with Disabilities (December 2014)

All Hopkins faculty, staff, students, and retirees are invited to help brighten the holidays for families, seniors, and adults with disabilities facing hardships. The Office of Work, Life and Engagement partners with local nonprofit and social service agencies to provide gifts, clothing, and grocery gift cards to families and individuals who are in need of assistance during the holiday season.

Individuals and groups interested in adopting a family or senior should complete the online registration form no later than Thursday, December 11. More...

Tags: Adopt a Family, WLE, Community Programs

Vernon Rice Memorial Holiday Turkey Program Provides Food during the December Holidays (December 2014)

Thanks to employee generosity, almost 60 families and seniors will receive a food basket for Thanksgiving. Additional food baskets are needed for the December Holidays.

You are invited to donate $20 to provide a basket of a fresh turkey and vegetables from a local and free-range farm for a family in need. St. Anthony of Padua Church will deliver the food baskets directly to families for the December holidays. All donations must be received by December 5. More...

Tags: WLE, Community Programs

United Way Campaign Ends December 12 (December 2014)

The campaign is in full swing, working towards the goal of $525,000 in donations. All JHU employees who make a donation by 5pm on Wednesday, November 26 will be entered in a raffle to win a football signed by several players on the 2013 Ravens roster including Lardarius Webb and Jacoby Jones. You can make a pledge by visiting https://login.johnshopkins.edu/unitedway. More...

Tags: United Way, WLE

Applications for Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund Available Mid-December (December 2014)

If you work with a local non-profit who needs additional funding, visit http://hopkinsworklife.org/neighborhood-fund to learn about the application process. If you have any questions, contact Kathleen Crostic at kcrostic@jhu.edu. More...

Tags: United Way, JH Neighborhood Fund , WLE

33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration (December 2014)

Save the Date for the 33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration taking place on Friday, January 9, 2015 in the Turner Auditorium (12 – 1:30pm). More...

Tags: Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, WLE

Suggest Topics for WorkLife Workshops (December 2014)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement hosts educational workshops for faculty and staff from noon to 1:00 pm on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. Because these workshops are part of your employee benefits package, we would like feedback on the topics that interest you or would be helpful in pursuing work-life effectiveness. Contact worklife@jhu.edu with your ideas by December 6th so we plan for you as we schedule the spring workshops. More...

Tags: WLE, Workshops

Calling all Chefs, Bakers, and Tasters (November 2014)

What: Annual Johns Hopkins Chili Cook-Off and Dessert Bake-Off to benefit United Way of Central Maryland
When: Friday, October 31, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall on the Homewood Campus (Shuttle service is available between campuses.)
You can enjoy lunch and vote for your favorite meat chili, vegetarian chili, and baked goods (while supplies last). Lunch, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union, includes chili, cornbread, dessert, and a beverage. Admission prices: $5 if you wear a Halloween costume and $10 if you do not. More...

Tags: Work/Life, Neighborhood Fund, United Way, JH Neighborhood Fund , WLE

New Workshops (November 2014)

Single Parenting: Shared Concerns, Workable Solutions©
This one hour workshop will take a close look at the particular challenges and demands of single parenting.

What to do when Domestic Violence Enters the Workplace
Domestic/intimate partner violence takes place when one partner uses physical violence, intimidation, threats, or emotional, sexual, or economic abuse to control the other partner. Many of our colleagues could be victims of intimate partner violence. It is important that we understand the ways we can support our colleagues through a threatening situation, and help ensure the problem does not escalate into the workplace.

Johns Hopkins Baby Shower for New and Expectant Parents
Thursday, November 20, 3 – 5 pm
Turner Concourse, East Baltimore campus (Shuttle service is available between campuses.) New and expecting parents are invited to attend the Johns Hopkins Baby Shower, hosted by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement. More...

Tags: Work/Life, WLE, Workshops

Work & Family Fair Brings 40+ Experts to over 300 Employees (November 2014)

The Work and Family fair provided an opportunity to ask one-on-one questions about services in the areas of aging adults, children and youth, financial and legal, health and wellness, housing, and recreation. One of the vendors was Children of the World Co-Op. More...

Tags: COTW, Work/Life, WLE

Community Engagement Opportunities (November 2014)

Vernon Rice Memorial Holiday Turkey Program Provides Food during the Holidays

In memory of Vernon Rice, a longtime Johns Hopkins employee and community volunteer, the Johns Hopkins community is invited to donate $20 to provide a basket of a fresh turkey and vegetables from a local and free-range farm for a family in need.

Adopt-a-Family/Adopt-a-Senior to Brighten the Holidays

The Adopt-a-Family/Adopt-a-Senior program helps to make the holiday season brighter for those in need and provides families and individuals with gifts, clothing, and grocery gift cards that they may not otherwise receive or be able to afford.

Homewood Blood Drive

Be a Hero. Give Blood. Take a break from your workday to make a blood donation that could save up to three lives. You’ll be joining the thousands of other heroes who are keeping our blood supply going. More...

Tags: Work/Life, WLE, Community Service, Community Programs

Give a Day. Change a Mind. (November 2014)

Johns Hopkins is pleased to partner with the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) as they seek volunteers to join their Achievement Counts Speakers Bureau. Volunteers inform, motivate and inspire eighth- and ninth-grade students statewide to prepare them for college and careers. The Achievement Counts message increases students’ awareness about the importance of rigorous coursework, college/career expectations and the realities of life after high school. Eighty-three percent of students say their speaker influenced their academic decisions. More...

Tags: Work/Life, Volunteer, WLE

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October 2014)

Domestic violence can become a workplace safety issue if allowed to escalate. The Office of Work, Life and Engagement has scheduled three sessions of a lunchtime workshop that will provide you with resources to use when you or someone you know is in an intimate relationship with a controlling partner. Click here to read the description - note that one of the sessions is a webinar. More...

Tags: WLE, Safe at Hopkins

October is National Work and Family Month: Join the Celebration (October 2014)

All employees are invited to attend the 2014 Work and Family Fair.
     • Date: Wednesday, October 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
     • Location: Turner Concourse on the East Baltimore Campus. (The Johns Hopkins Shuttle makes frequent runs between Johns Hopkins campuses. For more information on shuttle schedules, visit http://ts.jhu.edu/.)
     • Why: More than 30 experts will provide information and resources related to work-life effectiveness. Representatives from local agencies and organizations will be available to discuss child care and parenting, aging parents/older adults, finances, legal issues, disability services, and health and wellness. More...

Tags: WLE

Staff, Faculty, and Students Provide 800 School Uniforms to Support Baltimore City Students (October 2014)

Baltimore City Public Schools has turned to Johns Hopkins to support families who cannot afford the required student uniforms. Since 2011, thanks to the generosity of the Johns Hopkins community, we have met the need. During the 2014 Johns Hopkins Adopt-a-Student Uniform Drive, 400 students from 78 Baltimore City Public Schools were sponsored, providing students with two new uniforms each, to allow them to start the 2014-2015 school year prepared and ready to learn. More...

Tags: Adopt-a-Student, WLE, Community Programs

Events for Staff and Retiree Milestone Recognition (May 2014)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement is pleased to announce this year’s Staff Milestone Recognition Program. Staff members eligible to be recognized are full- and part-time employees celebrating milestones beginning with five years of service, in five-year increments thereafter, and whose anniversaries fall between July 11, 2013 and July 10, 2014. More...

Tags: Staff Recognition, WLE

Save the Date: JHU Staff Appreciation Fall Fest scheduled for Friday, September 5 (May 2014)

Big News: the JHU Staff Appreciation Picnic will take place on the first Friday after Labor Day starting this year. The date for the 2014 Fall Fest is September 5. More...

Tags: Picnic, WLE

Learn about Childcare Assistance at Weinberg Y Preschool Open House (May 2014)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement, in partnership with the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Y Preschool Center at Stadium Place, will host an open house May 6 from 4 - 6 p.m. University faculty and staff can tour the preschool facility, meet the center staff, and place their child’s name on the waitlist. More...

Tags: Childcare, WLE, Dependent Care Voucher

Lunchtime Workshops at Homewood and East Baltimore (May 2014)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement offer lunchtime workshops on the topics of aging, finances, parenting, and well-being. More...

Tags: WLE, Workshops

Discount Tickets for 2014 Orioles Games at Camden Yards (May 2014)

The Baltimore Orioles are offering discount tickets to a select number of home games during the 2014 season.

To purchase and print tickets, visit http://hopkinsworklife.org/orioles and follow the instructions on the discount flyer. More...

Tags: WLE, Employee Discount

Partnership with Y of Central Maryland Benefits Johns Hopkins (March 2014)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement manages a partnership with the Y of Central Maryland that discounts membership fees and reserves up to 50 spaces in Y Journeys at Weinberg, an early childhood development program. Consider joining the Y as part of a healthy lifestyle. More...

Tags: Work/Life, WLE, Y of Central MD

Hopkins Night at the Washington Wizards (March 2014)

Watch the Washington Wizards take on Chicago Bulls on Saturday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Group seating is available for Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, students, retirees, alumni, and their families and friends in various sections. Ticket prices are $20 and up. More...

Tags: Work/Life, WLE, Employee Discount

Summer Camp Discoveries Fair (February 2014)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement will hold its annual Summer Camp Discoveries Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Turner Concourse on the East Baltimore campus. The fair is designed as an opportunity for prospective campers and their families to meet with local and regional camp organizations and groups offering summer activities for children ages 4 to 18. Both day and overnight programs will be represented, as will camps for individuals with special needs. More...

Tags: Summer Camp, WLE

Johns Hopkins receives the 2014 Work-Life Seal of Distinction (February 2014)

Johns Hopkins is among a select group of private and public organizations from across the country recognized for achieving success in work-life effectiveness by WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress.

The Work-Life Seal of Distinction celebrates employers who demonstrate leadership in workplace strategies and practices that help employees achieve success at work and in their personal lives. Applicants were evaluated based on the breadth and depth of their work-life portfolio, and had to provide evidence of their support in areas spanning dependent care, health and wellness, workplace flexibility, financial support, paid and unpaid time off, community involvement, and efforts to transform organizational culture. More...

Tags: WLE, Awards

Help Brighten the Holidays for Families, Seniors, and Adults with Disabilities (December 2013)

All Hopkins faculty, staff, students, and retirees are invited to help brighten the holidays for families, seniors, and adults with disabilities facing hardships. The Office of Work, Life and Engagement partners with local nonprofit and social service agencies to provide gifts, clothing, and grocery gift cards to families and individuals who are in need of assistance during the holiday season. Watch this short video to see the smiles, gifts, and healthy holiday meals from 2012.

Individuals and groups interested in adopting a family or senior should complete the online registration form no later than Thursday, December 12. More...

Tags: Adopt a Family, WLE, Community Programs

Vernon Rice Memorial Holiday Turkey Program Provides Food during the December Holidays (December 2013)

Thanks to employee generosity, 160 families and seniors will receive a food basket for Thanksgiving. Additional food baskets are needed for the December Holidays.

You are invited to donate $20 to provide a basket of a fresh turkey and vegetables from local and free-range farms for a family in need. St. Anthony of Padua Church will deliver the food baskets directly to families for the December holidays.

Click here for participation details. More...

Tags: Adopt a Family, WLE, Community Programs

New Breastfeeding Support Guide for Managers & Supervisors (December 2013)

Johns Hopkins is committed to supporting employees who want to breastfeed after returning to work. If you would like copies of this guide, please email worklife@jhu.edu with your name, campus address, and the quantity you’d like. For more information about the Johns Hopkins Breastfeeding Support program, visit http://hopkinsworklife.org/breastfeeding. More...

Tags: WLE, Breastfeeding Support

Maintaining a Drug-Free Environment (December 2013)

Each year, the university is required by federal regulations to share with faculty, staff, and students information on maintaining a work environment free from alcohol and substance abuse. The brochure was recently emailed to all employees and students. If you have any questions or would like print copies of the brochure, please contact the Office of Work, Life and Engagement at worklife@jhu.edu or 443-997-7000. More...

Tags: WLE

Suggest Topics for WorkLife Workshops (December 2013)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement hosts educational workshops for faculty and staff from noon to 1:00 pm on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. Because these workshops are part of your employee benefits package, we would like feedback on the topics that interest you or would be helpful in pursuing work-life effectiveness. Contact worklife@jhu.edu with your ideas by December 6th so we plan for you as we schedule the spring workshops. You can also send an email if you would like to receive monthly emails about workshops and other worklife events. More...

Tags: WLE

Johns Hopkins Baby Shower for New and Expectant Parents (November 2013)

Wednesday, November 20, 3 – 5 p.m.
Turner Concourse, East Baltimore campus (Shuttle service is available between campuses.)
New and expectant parents are invited to attend the Johns Hopkins Baby Shower, hosted by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement. Johns Hopkins offers full-time faculty and staff a variety of services to support you during the exciting life transition of welcoming a baby to your family. At the More...

Tags: Work/Life, WLE, Baby Shower

Community Engagement Opportunities (November 2013)

Vernon Rice Memorial Holiday Turkey Program Provides Food during the Holidays

In memory of Vernon Rice, a longtime Johns Hopkins employee and community volunteer, the Johns Hopkins community is invited to donate $20 to provide a basket of a fresh turkey and vegetables from local and free-range farms for a family in need. St. Anthony of Padua Church will deliver the food baskets directly to families for the November and December holidays. To participate, please send a $20 check or money order made payable to:

JHU Turkey Program
Office of Work, Life and Engagement
1101 E. 33rd Street, Suite C100
Baltimore, MD 21218

Payment must be received by November 4 to assist families for Thanksgiving and December 6 for the December holidays.

Adopt-a-Family/Adopt-a-Senior to Brighten the Holidays

The Adopt-a-Family/Adopt-a-Senior program helps to make the holiday season brighter for those in need and provides families and individuals with gifts, clothing and grocery gift cards that they may not otherwise receive or be able to afford. More...

Tags: Work/Life, Volunteer, WLE, Community Service

One Hopkins Night at Camden Yards (October 2013)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement has partnered with the Baltimore Orioles to offer Johns Hopkins affiliates an exclusive discount to watch the Orioles fight for a 2013 wild-card spot when they play the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, September 26 at 7:05 p.m. during One Hopkins Night at Camden Yards.
Ticket prices for this special event are:
Left Field Lower Box Sections 66-86: $20 (reg. $30)
Upper Reserve Sections 306-364, rows 13-25: $ 8 (reg. $17)

The first 10,000 fans, age 15 and older, will receive a fan designed t-shirt from the Orioles. Tickets are available for online purchase only and there is an additional 10% service charge per ticket.
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Tags: WLE, Employee Discount

October is National Work and Family Month: Join the Celebration (October 2013)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement has the following events planned to celebrate National Work and Family Month.
    • 10/08/2013: Work & Family Fair, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    • All employees are invited to attend the 2013 Johns Hopkins Work and Family Fair in the Turner Concourse on the East Baltimore Campus. (The Johns Hopkins Shuttle makes frequent runs between Johns Hopkins campuses. For more information on shuttle schedules, visit http://www.parking.jhu.edu/shuttles_keswick_connector.html.)
    • More than 30 experts will provide information and resources related to work-life effectiveness. Representatives from local agencies and organizations will be available to discuss child care and parenting, aging parents/older adults, finances, legal issues, disability services, and health and wellness.
    • New this year: consider submitting your story of how you, a colleague, or a manager maintains a healthy mix between work and personal life at http://hopkinsworklife.org/work-family-fair. Stories will be shared at the fair and possibly on our website. More...

Tags: WLE

Staff, Faculty, and Students Provide 1,000 School Uniforms to Support Baltimore City Students (October 2013)

Baltimore City Public Schools has turned to Johns Hopkins to support families who cannot afford the required student uniforms. Since 2011, thanks to the generosity of the Johns Hopkins community, we have met the need. During the 2013 Johns Hopkins Adopt-a-Student Uniform Drive, 500 students from 111 Baltimore City Public Schools were sponsored, providing students with two new uniforms each, to allow them to start the 2012-2013 school year prepared and ready to learn. More...

Tags: Volunteer, WLE

Johns Hopkins United Way Campaign Kicks Off Oct. 1 with a Goal of $2.2 Million for 2013 (October 2013)

Campaign Theme: Changing the Odds for Families Facing Poverty
    • 10/18/2013: Chili Cook-off/Bake-off
Information about making a pledge and additional events will be available in early October.
More...

Tags: United Way, WLE

For all that you do, this picnic is for you! (June 2013)

In an effort to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of JHU staff, you are invited to the annual Staff Appreciation Picnic. Click the link to get the details. www.hopkinsworklife.org/picnic More...

Tags: Picnic, WLE

Clean Your Closet to Help Low Income Men and Women Entering the Workforce (June 2013)

Do you have gently used spring or summer professional clothes that you no longer wear? Consider donating them to help formerly homeless, disabled or low income men and women just entering or re-entering the workforce. More...

Tags: Volunteer, WLE

June is Overflowing with Staff Recognition Events (June 2013)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement is pleased to announce this year’s Staff Recognition Program.

Staff members eligible to be recognized are full- and part-time employees celebrating anniversaries beginning with five years of service and in five-year increments thereafter and whose anniversaries fall between July 11, 2012 and July 10, 2013.

For a list of 2013 staff honorees, schedule of recognition events, and information about eligibility guidelines, please visit http://www.hopkinsworklife.org/recognition. More...

Tags: Staff Recognition, WLE

Looking for Summer Fun? Get Baseball, Football, and Six Flags Tickets (June 2013)

Enjoy two evenings at the ballpark at Hopkins Nights at Camden Yards with group seating for Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, students, retirees, alumni, their families and friends.

    o Saturday, June 29 at 7:15 pm when the Orioles will play the New Yankees
    o Saturday, July 27 at 7:05 pm when the Orioles will play the Boston Red Sox

Ticket price: $24 per ticket for each game (sections 332, 336, and 348) More...

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LNYW Walking Tour – Bayview and Greektown (May 2013)

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Bayview and Greektown are great places to live, with strong churches, nice playing fields and authentic ethnic restaurants (one Greektown restaurant's souvlaki is so good that it's been written up in the New York Times). Situated beside the sprawling, green Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus, these neighborhoods are a lovely place to spend a spring evening! So, please join us for this special tour of homes for sale, presented by the Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work Program and the Southeast Community Development Corporation.

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LNYW Walking Tour – Highlandtown and Patterson Park (May 2013)

Thursday, June 13, 2013, 5:30 to 8:00 pm

Highlandtown and Patterson Park were named the hottest neighborhoods in Baltimore City for 2013 (they were numbers 2 and 4, respectively, according to real estate website Zillow)! Discover what makes these park-facing neighborhoods destinations for home buyers at this special tour presented by the Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work (LNYW) Program and the Southeast Community Development Corporation.

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Financing Your Child’s College Education (May 2013)

WorkLife presents Financing Your Child’s College Education, noon to 1 pm, on Wednesday, May 8 on the Homewood campus. Join a representative from the JHU Benefits Office to learn about the Johns Hopkins Tuition grant. For eligible employees, this generous benefit pays for 50% of each dependent child’s full-time, undergraduate tuition and universal mandatory academic fees, up to a maximum of one-half of Hopkins’ freshman undergraduate tuition.

Register online at https://hrnt.jhu.edu/service/fasapregistration/ or call 443-997-7000.

Please visit www.hopkinsworklife.org for more information on WorkLife programs brought to you at no cost as part of your HR benefits package.

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Johns Hopkins Baby Shower Shares Important Resources with New and Expectant Parents (May 2013)

New and expectant parents are invited to attend the Johns Hopkins Baby Shower on Monday, May 1 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, hosted by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement.

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Discount Tickets for 2013 Orioles Games at Camden Yards (May 2013)

The Baltimore Orioles are offering discount tickets to a select number of home games during the 2013 season.

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Live Near Your Work Program Can Solve the Problem of Long Commute Times (April 2013)

Are you looking to buy a new home closer to work? The Office of Work, Life and Engagement is offering two opportunities to help you learn more about grants available from Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work (LNYW), participating neighborhoods, incentives offered by Baltimore City, and the home buying process.

“Live Near Your Work gave me a chance to be the first person in my family to own a home. The grant from Johns Hopkins University, combined with other grants provided by Baltimore City, created enough funds to cover my down payment and some of the closing costs. The process was simple and painless. Now I can walk or bike to work and enjoy all of the diversity Baltimore has to offer. I’ll be forever grateful to this program for making my family’s dream of land ownership a reality.”

– Sheila V. Graham More...

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Johns Hopkins Baby Shower Shares Important Resources with New and Expectant Parents (April 2013)

New and expectant parents are invited to attend the Johns Hopkins Baby Shower, hosted by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement. Johns Hopkins offers JHU faculty and staff and JHH/JHHSC employees a variety of services to support you during the exciting life transition of welcoming a baby to your family. At the Baby Shower, you can:

    • Learn about breastfeeding support, choosing quality childcare, postpartum depression, car seat safety, and other topics.
    • Meet with a Benefits representative to review your employee benefits package.
    • Network with other expectant and new parents at Johns Hopkins.

To register, visit www.hopkinsworklife.org/babyshower or 443-997-7000. More...

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Tickets Available for Two Hopkins Night at Camden Yards (April 2013)

Enjoy an evening at the ballpark with group seating for Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, students, retirees, alumni, their families and friends in Sections 332 and 336 (http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/bal/ticketing/seating_pricing.jsp) when the Orioles take on the:

    • New York Yankees on Saturday, June 29 at 7:15 p.m.
    • Boston Red Sox on Saturday, July 27 at 7:05 p.m. More...

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Live Near Your Work Program Can Solve the Problem of Long Commute Times (March 2013)

Are you looking to buy a new home closer to work? The Office of Work, Life and Engagement is offering two opportunities in March to help you learn more about grants available from Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work (LNYW), participating neighborhoods, and incentives offered by Baltimore City. Click here to learn more about the program. More...

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Partnership with Y of Central Maryland Benefits Johns Hopkins (March 2013)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement manages a partnership with the Y of Central Maryland that discounts membership fees and reserves up to 50 spaces in Y Journeys at Weinberg, an early childhood development program. Consider joining the Y as part of a healthy lifestyle. (If you are already a member, you can receive a discount on your monthly fee by presenting your Hopkins ID at the membership services desk of your local Y. If you are looking for a preschool program for your child, check out Y Journeys at Weinberg to see if it meets your childcare needs. Johns Hopkins’ partnership with the Y of Central Maryland supports fitness and quality childcare - two important components of work-life effectiveness. More...

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Hopkins Night at the Washington Wizards (March 2013)

Watch the Washington Wizards take on Lebron James and the Miami Heat on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. Group seating is available for Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, students, retirees, alumni, and their families and friends in Sections 403 and 404. More...

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Johns Hopkins receives the 2013 Work-Life Seal of Distinction (February 2013)

Johns Hopkins is among a select group of 54 private and public organizations from across the country recognized for achieving success in work-life effectiveness by WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress.

The Work-Life Seal of Distinction celebrates employers who demonstrate leadership in workplace strategies and practices that help employees achieve success at work and in their personal lives. Applicants were evaluated based on the breadth and depth of their work-life portfolio, and had to provide evidence of their support in areas spanning dependent care, health and wellness, workplace flexibility, financial support, paid and unpaid time off, community involvement, and efforts to transform organizational culture. More...

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Register for Curiosityville Pilot by January 31 (February 2013)

As a work-life benefit for Johns Hopkins employees who are parents of kids ages 3-8, we’re excited to offer a new pilot program with Curiosityville to help you stay involved in and support your child’s learning. Curiosityville, an innovative online and offline learning world, combines playful activities, lovable characters, and innovative technology that personalizes learning. Parents receive real-time feedback on how and what their child learns across 10 core learning areas, plus personalized recommendations for supporting learning at home and in the community. More...

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Summer Camp Discoveries Fair Helps Families Find Engaging Activities for Kids (February 2013)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement will hold its annual Summer Camp Discoveries Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, in Turner Concourse on the East Baltimore campus. More...

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Johns Hopkins Takes Time for Schools Helps Mentor Young Minds (February 2013)

Johns Hopkins Takes Time for Schools (JHTTFS) is a service partnership that provides opportunities for faculty and staff to offer their talents to the city's youth and improve the administrative and educational outcomes of Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS). Listen to Johns Hopkins volunteers and BCPS staff describe the positive impact of the partnership on students by clicking on the pictures in the left side of the webpage. More...

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February Workshops Presented by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement (February 2013)

Several workshops are offered during lunchtime on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. To see the complete list and register, visit http://hopkinsworklife.org and click on “Workshop Registration” in the left-hand column. More...

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Use Your Lunch Hour to Learn from Experts (February 2013)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement schedules local experts for hour-long workshops starting at noon on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. Workshop topics focus on aging, finances, parenting, personal and legal preparedness, wellbeing, as well as other issues.

In January, workshops include: Beating Post-Holiday Stress, Financing Your Child’s College Education – Part III, and Things You Should Know before Purchasing a Home. In February, you can select from Raising Financially Responsible Children and Tips and Tricks for Car Buying. Bicycle Commuting in Baltimore and Growing Vegetables from Seeds are two of the March workshops. More...

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Response to Programs Brightens the Holidays for Community Members (January 2013)

Once again, the outpouring of generosity from the Johns Hopkins community has personified the spirit of giving. Employees, retirees, and students, in addition to partners of the Johns Hopkins community, helped the Adopt-a-Family/ Adopt-a-Senior Program and the Vernon Rice Memorial Holiday Turkey Program reach record success this year by assisting more than 400 families and individuals. More...

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Save the Date: Summer Camp Discoveries Fair (January 2013)

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement will hold its annual Summer Camp Discoveries Fair from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. on Thursday, Feb. 7, in Turner Concourse on the East Baltimore campus. The fair is designed as an opportunity for prospective campers and their families to meet with local and regional camp organizations and groups offering summer activities for children ages 4 to 18. Both day and overnight programs will be represented, as will camps for individuals with special needs.

Attendees will receive a Summer Camp Fair Guide and can enter to win camp discounts and other prizes. For more information, visit http://hopkinsworklife.org/campfair or call 443-997-7000. More...

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Help Brighten the Holidays for Families, Seniors, and Adults with Disabilities (December 2012)

All Hopkins faculty, staff, students, and retirees are invited to help brighten the holidays for families, seniors, and adults with disabilities facing hardships. The Office of Work, Life and Engagement partners with local nonprofit and social service agencies to provide gifts, clothing, and grocery gift cards to families and individuals who are in need of assistance during the holiday season.

Individuals and groups interested in adopting a family or senior should complete the online registration form no later than Friday, December 7. More...

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Review Top Ten Strategies for Healthy Work-Life Mix Suggested by Employees (December 2012)

Many of the 200+attendees at the Johns Hopkins Work and Family Fair shared strategies they use to achieve a healthy work-life mix. The strategies were divided into categories and rank ordered by popularity. The top ten strategies shared by Johns Hopkins employees include:

      10. Eat healthy foods. Eat a balanced and healthy diet to help you stay energized during the day and reduce stress.
      9. Utilize resources at work. When possible, delegate smaller tasks that take you away from other priorities. Be sure to ask for assistance with difficult or stressful projects. Talk with your supervisor about changing your work hours to fit your needs at home.
      8. Find time in your schedule to volunteer. Volunteering can provide an opportunity to spend time with your family and friends while also helping organizations that make a difference in your community. Several Johns Hopkins employees volunteer at their churches, in their communities, and at their children’s schools.

Visit http://www.hopkinsworklife.org/familyfair for the remaining seven strategies. More...

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United Way Food Truck Frenzy Arrives on Oct. 23rd (November 2012)

Buy lunch and help improve the lives of people in our community at the United Way Food Truck Frenzy on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - rain or shine. Dine on menu choices from a fleet of food trucks from various restaurants and vendors with selections ranging from gourmet burgers to cupcakes. The Food Truck Frenzy convoy will be located in the driveways in front of MSE Library and Wyman Park, as well as on Broadway Circle, in front of the historic Johns Hopkins Hospital Dome, Johns Hopkins Bayview, Health Care, Keswick, Mt. Washington, and Green Spring Station. More...

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Calling all Chefs, Bakers, and Tasters (November 2012)

Calling all Chefs, Bakers, and Tasters

What: Annual Johns Hopkins Chili Cook-Off and Bake-Off

When: Friday, November 9, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall on the Homewood Campus (Shuttle service is available between campuses.)

Enter your chili or baked good free of charge. Special guest judges will announce prizes for first, second and third place around 12:45 pm. Contestants are also eligible for a “People’s Choice” award in the chili and baked good categories based on the popular vote.

For $5, spectators can enjoy lunch and vote for their favorite chili and baked goods (while supplies last). Lunch, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Credit Union, includes chili, cornbread, dessert and a beverage.

All proceeds benefit United Way of Central Maryland and the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund. Register at www.jhu.edu/unitedway. More...

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Breastfeeding Support Program Adds Resources (November 2012)

The Breast Pumps for Purchase Program was added to the Johns Hopkins Breastfeeding Support Program which provides private, clean breastfeeding rooms throughout Johns Hopkins campuses and a breastfeeding support coordinator who provides education, resources, and referrals. More...

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Johns Hopkins Baby Shower Planned for New and Expectant Parents (November 2012)

Thursday, November 15, 3 - 5 pm
Turner Concourse, East Baltimore campus (Shuttle service is available between campuses.)

New and expectant parents are invited to attend the Johns Hopkins Baby Shower, hosted by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement. More...

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Clean Your Closet to Help Low Income Men and Women Entering the Workforce (November 2012)

Do you have gently used fall or winter professional clothes that you no longer wear? Consider donating them to help formerly homeless, disabled or low income men and women just entering or re-entering the workforce. More...

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Vernon Rice Memorial Holiday Turkey Program Provides Food during the Holidays (November 2012)

In memory of Vernon Rice, a longtime Johns Hopkins employee and community volunteer, the Johns Hopkins community is invited to donate $27 to provide a basket of a fresh turkey and vegetables from local and free-range farms for a family in need. St. Anthony of Padua Church will deliver the food baskets directly to families in need for the November and December holidays. More...

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Give a day, change a mind (October 2012)

Johns Hopkins is pleased to partner with the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) as they seek volunteers to join their Achievement Counts Speakers Bureau. Volunteers inform, motivate and inspire eighth- and ninth-grade students statewide to prepare them for college and careers. The Achievement Counts message increases students’ awareness about the importance of rigorous coursework, college/career expectations and the realities of life after high school. Eighty-three percent of students say their speaker influenced their academic decisions. More...

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Staff, Faculty, and Students Provide 1,600 School Uniforms to Support Baltimore City Students (October 2012)

Thank you to the faculty, staff, and students who generously sponsored elementary, middle, and high school students whose families are unable to purchase their mandatory school uniforms. In its 2nd year, the Johns Hopkins Adopt-a-Student Uniform drive sponsored 800 students, an increase of 660 students from the inaugural drive, by collecting donations of $40 to purchase two complete uniforms for each student. More...

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