June 26, 2003

MEDIA CONTACT: John Lazarou
PHONE: 410-502-8902
E-MAIL: jlazaro1@jhmi.edu

Senior Citizens Involved in Hopkins Program To Be Honored by Mayor O'Malley

THE NEWS:

More than 100 seniors involved in Baltimore's Experience Corps will be recognized by Mayor Martin O'Malley for their mentorship and tutoring of pre-kindergarten to third grade students in the greater Homewood area school system. Also in attendance at the ceremony will be Johns Hopkins Hospital officials from the department of medicine and members of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, local and state political dignitaries and directors of affiliated local senior programs and non-profits.

Experience Corps members are paid program volunteers who work as classroom aides helping to improve pupils' academic performance and development.

Linda Fried, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health, and Civic Ventures Inc., created Experience Corps in 1999. Since then, the program, now instituted in 19 cities across the United States, has been dedicated to mobilize life lessons, wisdom and energies of older adults to address the needs of inner-city elementary schools.

DATE: Friday, June 27, 2003

TIME: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

LOCATION: The Curran Room on the 4th Floor of Baltimore City Hall

CONTACT: John M. Lazarou
Phone: 410-502-8902
Pager : 410-283-9695
Email: jlazaro1@jhmi.edu