“When we stand by a neighborhood, welcome the persons who find no hospitality elsewhere and dare to dream great things, we as the Church offer the gifts of will and of hope.” Bishop John L Rabb, Bishop Suffragan retired, Diocese of Maryland.
Episcopal Service Corps-Maryland was formed in part to answer Bishop Rabb’s challenge for the church to be a beacon of hope for the city. Looking to make a difference? This may be your opportunity!
Passionate about the environment and willing to advocate and perhaps do some physical work? Excited about meeting cargo ship workers from around the world and offering them hospitality? Imagining that “Church” can happen in new and different ways? Do you have a heart for the homeless or those who are abused? Hear what’s going on already and what could be going on if you join us! Two new exciting worksites for the coming year with the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland: Intern for Mission (Environment, Public Policy, and Truth/Reconciliation) and Intern for Faith and Finance. Contact the Director email@example.com. See our website http://escmaryland.org and click on “partnership in service” to find out more about worksites.
Our fifth class is finishing up their year at the end of July, but the community is still active at home, in the neighborhood and in the city. In addition to the work of forming an intentional community together in their city home, Gileads work as full-time volunteers (35 hours a week) in nonprofit agencies. About one third of the Gileads stay or return to Baltimore- continuing their lives in the wider community, as well as connecting to current Gileads. As of Spring 2016, over one third of alumni have received either advanced certification in their fields or have received professional degrees.
From Gwen, Gilead 2013-2014: Reasons to come to Baltimore for a year of service
Check out current interns blogging at http://www.escmaryland.org/gilead-stories-2015-present/
Reflections from a 2012-2013 intern http://episcopalmaryland.org/a-reflection-episcopal-service-corps-maryland/
Find us on Facebook at Episcopal Service Corps Maryland
Here’s our neighborhood in the news http://technical.ly/baltimore/2015/03/31/google-art-project-baltimore-street-art/
What do alumni do? They teach (ESL in Indonesia and Russia, with TFA in Baltimore and the Louisiana Delta, elementary school children in Baltimore,) they go to graduate school (Seminary, Law School, Medical School, Social Work,) they work with youth and young adults (Diocese of Maryland, NYC, Baltimore) they work with refugees in Beirut with the Mennonites, they continue work with non-profits, they develop their own businesses, etc etc. And they support our ESCMaryland program as board members, interview team, resource and worksite support, friends in the neighborhood to current corps members.
Some financial information: personal stipend of $200/month, housing, food stipend in a common pool, travel stipend, great health insurance if needed. A transition grant at the end of the full year of service.