The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 20, 2002
May 20-27

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Mentors Needed -- The Take Charge! Youth Violence Prevention Project needs mentors. The project's goal is to help keep children safe and free from injury through mentoring and community resource linkages.

Each mentor will be trained in a violence prevention curriculum. Mentors will meet with each youth at least six times. Activity costs will be defrayed by the project, and a stipend will be given to each mentor upon completion. For more information, contact Erica Taylor at 410-614-3863.

Request for Proposals -- The Center for a Livable Future is soliciting proposals to support new and visionary work focusing on achieving a livable future using resources equitably and sustainably, improving health for all and leaving a world fit for future generations.

The center's goal is to promote interdisciplinary research and synthesis that addresses the complex interactions among diet and consumption, health, food production and food security, equity, the environment and the world's resources. The funds available for such research are targeted primarily for collaborative projects. Eight to 10 awards of $10,000 to $20,000 will be granted for one year of support.

The deadline for applications is July 15. Awards will be announced Sept. 15. For more information, call Polly Walker at 410-502-7578, e-mail or go to

Welch and Eisenhower Libraries Survey -- The Welch and Eisenhower libraries are conducting a survey to assess user satisfaction with library services.

A random sample of users has been selected to participate; however, if anyone has not received an invitation to participate and would like to be part of the survey, follow this link to the survey site

Applications for Certificate in Nonprofit Studies Program -- The Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies is now accepting applications for its fall 2002 classes in the Certificate in Nonprofit Studies Program. This part-time program is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and practical skills needed by nonprofit staff and volunteers to run a successful organization. Classes begin in September. For more information, call 410-516-5389 or e-mail

Cooley Center Open Golf Tournament -- Sign-up has begun for the second annual JHU Cooley Center Open Golf Tournament at the Clifton Park golf course. The tournament will be best-ball format, four players per team. The cost is $18 per player, which includes cart. Sign-up period ends Tuesday, June 13, when all fees are due. For information, call 410-955-2513.

Fundraiser for ALS Research -- A "Celebrate Baltimore" festival will be held Sunday, June 2, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Power Plant Live and Port Discovery Atrium. There will be family activities, a flea market and entertainment. Admission is free.

From 6 to 10 p.m., there will be a dinner with entertainment and an auction; tickets are $100 and will benefit the Georgene Brodie Foundation. This year, the foundation has dedicated proceeds to the Johns Hopkins Clinic for ALS and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

For tickets or more information, call 443-691-5343. Tax-deductible contributions can be mailed to the Georgene Brodie Foundation, P.O. Box 4760, Baltimore, MD 21211.