Welcome to a new friend of West Baltimore Squares – UMB Social Work Student Tara Stack
We’re excited to welcome aboard Tara Stack - a new organizer for our Friends of West Baltimore Squares project – who will be working with Baltimore Heritage to maintain our popular e-mail newsletter, organize new events and support the great community leaders in and around West Baltimore parks and gardens.
My name is Tara Stack. I am a Master’s of Social Work student at the University of Maryland Baltimore and am beginning an 8-month internship with Baltimore Heritage to assist with the Friends of West Baltimore Squares initiative. I am a Neighborhood Fellow through the University of Maryland’s Social Work Community Outreach Services (SWCOS), as well as an AmeriCorps volunteer through Civic Works, a Baltimore based community service AmeriCorps program.
Prior to attending University of Maryland, I received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology at McDaniel College, where I served as a director of an after-school program for at-risk adolescent girls for three years. I continued to follow my passion of reaching out and helping those who were in need by continuing to work with children in need of love and guidance at a residential treatment center for over two years. This experience intensified my desire to help others. I decided that in order to truly help others in meaningful and productive ways, I would need to continue my education.
While at the University of Maryland, I have worked for Spring Grove Hospital Center as part of my training on serving the chronically mentally ill, as well as taking numerous courses on how to aid communities with their goals of self-sustainability, access to resources and services, and community focused policy. I am very excited to lend a hand and learn from each of you that I have the pleasure of meeting and working with. This is the next step on my path and I am so honored to spend the next 8 months (or more!) getting to know each of you and getting to know what makes the West Baltimore Squares and the communities that surround them so special.
I would LOVE to come and meet with you- just to chat, if you have a serious concern, or would like to tell me a story about your community! You can reach me at (410) 929-6786 or email@example.com.