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Promise Heights Offering Stipends for SY2019-2020 Field Placements

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Promise Heights is excited to announce that we will have stipends available for Foundation and Advanced year field placement opportunities. There are Advanced MACRO, Advanced Clinical, and Foundation placements available. Chosen interns will receive a stipend of $6,000 for SY2019-2020. Full site descriptions can be found at our two agency home pages in the field education agency directory. Promise Heights (UMB SSW) Promise Heights (UMB SSW) – MACRO The Promise Heights initiative was established in 2009 by the University of Maryland School of Social Work to improve educational outcomes for youth and ensure families are healthy and successful in the West Baltimore community of Upton/Druid Heights. In 2012, Promise Heights became a U.S. Department of Education Promise Neighborhood grantee - only one of 50 nationwide - to create a pipeline of integrated and comprehensive services which support children in the Upton/Druid Heights community succeed, thrive, be inspired to stay in school, and aspire to college and career tracks. In 2018, Promise Heights received a $30M Promise Neighborhood implementation grant to scale up initial supports to create full-scale neighborhood change. Key programs: B’more for Healthy Babies: a community-based partnership designed to improve birth outcomes and maternal and child health. (One MACRO Advanced placement) Early Childhood and Parent University: Individual and group work with Pre-K and Kindergarten students. Parenting education program incorporating evidence-based interventions to increasing responsive parenting. School-based early childhood family supports. (Four Foundation placements) Community Schools: a range of supports and services for children and their families from health and mental health services to after-school enrichment and parent programming. (Six Foundation and Two Clinical Advanced placements) Family Prosperity: financial case management, education, benefits screening, free income tax preparation, and housing support. (Two Foundation placements) Partnership Development: Working directly with Promise Heights' Director of Partnerships, the advanced MACRO intern will be exposed to a number of activities including, but not limited to, non-profit administration, community organizing, political/social action, program development, evaluation, and event planning. (One MACRO Advanced placement) Interested students should apply through the field portal. Field applicants will be interviewed by Promise Heights staff to determine appropriate site placements. Applications for current students are due by Friday, January 11, 2019. Questions can be directed to the office of field education or to Promise Heights (

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