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https://www.mdfoodbank.org
This appeals to me because my community of practice capstone project focuses on getting resources to low income families. Some of the job opportunities listed on the website are for things such as drivers, director of communications, and SNAP coordinator. The one that interested me the most was the SNAP coordinator. In this role the employee will be responsible for locating eligible Marylanders who have a need and desire to receive SNAP benefits. The employee will be required to travel to specific locations to assist in registering eligible residents for benefits. Knowledge of computers and their operations is required as is the ability to quickly and accurately enter and maintain the relevant data into the SNAP system. For this job, a Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. A combination of social services work and education will be considered. At least three years in a relevant field of work is preferred. The ability to read, write and speak English is required.

http://www.baltimorereads.org/book-bank.html
This appeals to me because this is an example of resources for families. This is located in the heart of the city surrounded by low income areas. This organization provides books to families which will enhance literacy. Some of the job opportunities listed on this website are Academic or Administrative volunteers,
book bank volunteers and Baltimore Reads event crew. The one that interested me the most was the Academic or Administrative volunteers. You can serve as a tutor, teacher’s assistant, ESL conversation partner, in another academic/ instructional volunteer position or administrative support position. We hope you will consider a long-term volunteer commitment, committing to a minimum of three hours per week from the hire date until the end of the academic session. There are no requirements or qualifications listed for these jobs.

http://www.bbbs.org
The big bothers and big sisters organization appeals to me because this too fits right with my capstone project. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. This would be a wonderful organization for children in low income families to participate in. The job/volunteer opportunities that are listed on the website are being a Big Brother, Big Sister, or volunteering. The one that interested me the most was being a big sister. In order to apply to be a big sister, you will need to provide references, participate in an in-person interview, and go through a background check.

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About toteachistotouchlives

Hi. My name is Kristen Hammel and I am a first grade teacher in Maryland. I am in my fourth year of teaching and now beginning my Masters program in Early Childhood Education at Walden University. I am very excited for this new journey I am embarking on and am excited to share my experiences with you.

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