News for Partnering CBOs
Greetings to SOURCE's partnering CBOs!
Information contained on this page is for current SOURCE partnering CBOs only. If you are not a partnering CBO, please learn more about applying to become a partner.
Complete Your Annual "Opportunities Checklist" Form Online!
All SOURCE partnering community-based organizations will receive our big summer mailing which includes: 2018-2019 Opportunities Guidebook, Opportunities Checklist and an invitation to our annual SOURCE Community Involvement Fair. Please review the 2018-2019 Opportunities Guidebook to learn about the various programs, services and courses that SOURCE supports. Then, complete an opportunities checklist to indicate which of these are of interest to your CBO. Click here to complete the Opportunities Checklist online!
Register for SOURCE Community Involvement Fair on Thurs, September 20
The Community Involvement Fair is an opportunity for you to interact with students, faculty and staff from all three schools, and acquaint them with your organization, as well as a way to recruit committed individuals interested in all types of community involvement. Past attendance has typically been roughly 400 participants!
This year, the event will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Feinstone Hall, which is in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (615 N. Wolfe St.). The tentative agenda is as follows:
10-10:30 a.m. Set up information at designated tables
10:30-11:45 a.m. Catered Luncheon and Meeting of the Minds
(Anna Baetjer Room, luncheon for CBO reps only)
11:45 a.m. -3 p.m. Community Involvement Fair
3- 3:30 p.m. Closing, Evaluations, Clean-Up
Participating organizations must have at least one person to staff the table for the entire duration of the fair. We suggest that two representatives from your organization attend in order to ensure that fair attendees’ questions can be answered thoroughly.
$10 Registration Fee. There is a $10 registration fee for organizations. This fee will help to cover costs, including parking, table rentals, refreshments throughout the day for CBO reps, lunch for CBO reps, housekeeping and A/V charges, and other items. The $10 registration fee is due before the event (by Wed, September 5, 2018). If you bring more than two representatives, there will be an additional $10 charge per additional representative. Checks can be written to “Johns Hopkins University.”
Register for the Community Involvement Fair here by Wed, Sept 5.
Submit a Project Proposal for the Baltimore Community Practicum Course - Due by Mon, August 20
Is your organization interested in having a Johns Hopkins Public Health graduate student intern for 16 weeks (late Oct through late Dec 2018, mid-January through mid-March 2019)?
Do you have a project that could use the skills of a public health student?
Students in the Baltimore Community Practicum (BCP) course work 4 hours per week over the 16 week class (some students may be able to work 8 hours per week) with a partnering non-profit. Students complete a weekly seminar course (Tuesdays from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm), led by SOURCE Director Mindi Levin. The BCP course is SOURCE’s flagship course, and is a great way to recruit and retain a student to work on a specific project at your organization. More information about the BCP course can be found here, which includes directions for submitting your proposal online through the Practicum Opportunities Site (POS) – featuring screenshots and a step-by-step guide. Projects must be submitted online by Mon, August 20. A dedicated preceptor must agree to guide the student intern, evaluate the student’s efforts, and meet regularly with the student to track appropriate progress. Students will apply to the course, and preceptors will have the opportunity to interview and rank the top candidates to work on the projects. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity! New preceptors will need to first complete “Preceptor Registration” when arriving at the site!
Provide an MPH Practicum Opportunity for a Student at Your CBO
Do you have a scholarly project that can be completed by a Public Health Practicum student?
A practicum is an opportunity for graduate-level public health students at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) to apply public health competencies in a real-world setting. The practicum, a graduation requirement, aims for student to develop skills/competencies and demonstrate the application of these through a practice experience relevant to the student’s areas of interest.
All Masters in Public Health students are required to complete 100 hours of a project that fulfills the following criteria:
Applies public health skills and competencies relevant to the student’s area of interest.
Is framed and carried out within a public health practice context (includes population-level activities at an established organization or agency);
Is supervised by a qualified preceptor who has experience and knowledge in the subject matter. (e.g. YOU!)
Is a significant experience (minimum 100 hours);
Is an evaluated experience: preceptors evaluate students based on achievement of defined learning objectives and deliverables; students reflect on and evaluate their overall practicum experiences.
If you have an extensive project that fits within this criteria, this would be an excellent opportunity for you to have a significant project accomplished. There is no due date for this, however, we highly recommend that you submit your proposals earlier in the academic year to maximize your potential to recruit a student for the project.
To review the extensive overview, take a look at the SOURCE Preceptor Information for the MPH Practicum. Additionally, SOURCE created a step-by-step guide on how to submit the proposal through our online system. If you have any questions about this opportunity or ideas about a project you’d like to talk through, please reach out to SOURCE at SOURCE@jhu.edu or 410-955-3880.