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Community Partners

To date, Mount St. Mary's has worked with the following organizations through service-learning.  If you are a member of the faculty and would like more information about any of these partners, please contact Patrick Stiver, VISTA Service Coordinator.  In the meantime, check out our current opportunities!

Adams County Literacy Council:  The Adams County Literact Council's mission is to empower adults to take charge of their lives in order to attain goals, participate fully in society, and achieve their fullest potential by improving literacy and life skills.

ARC of Frederick County:  The mission of The ARC of Frederick County is to provide advocacy, access to resources, and assistance in increasing individual and family connections for people with developmental disabilities.

Baltimore Shakespeare Festival:  Baltimore Shakespeare Festival is a nonprofit professional theatre dedicated to producing affordable classical theatre in Baltimore City and introducing Maryland students to Shakespeare through innovative educational programs both in and out of the classroom.

Catoctin Mountain Park:  The mission of the National Park Foundation is to strengthen the enduring connection between the American people and their National Parks by raising funds, making strategic grants, creating innovative partnerships and increasing public awareness.

Circle of Hope:  Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding, Inc (CHTR) is a nationally accredited non-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to encouraging the physical and mental development of children and adults with developmental, psychological, or physical disabilities.

Collaborating for Youth:  Helping to build strong youth, strong families and strong communities in Adams County.

Daughters of Charity

Emmitsburg Farmers' Market

Maryland Shakespeare Festival

Mission of Mercy

New Hope Frederick

St. Catherine's Nursing Center

Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve


Up-County Family Center

Waverly Elementary School

Current Opportunities

Organization:  Daughters of Charity and the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Project:  Traveling Trunk
Description:  The Seton Shrine wishes to create a traveling trunk with lesson plans to send to Catholic middle schools as requested for classes that are unable to visit the Shrine.  The contents of the trunk would help to introduce students to the life of Elizabeth Ann Seton, first US-born saint and a pioneer in Catholic education.
Needed:  Lesson plan(s), activities, hands-on objects, background information for teachers and students, and a suggested list of additional resources, all designed to engage the students and convey who Elizabeth Ann Seton was and why she is an important historical and spiritual figure.

Volunteer Frederick Opportunities
In addition, Mount St. Mary's is working with Volunteer Frederick to identify new service-learning partners.  Please visit Volunteer Frederick's Pro Bono website for current opportunities. 

New Partners
If you are a community organization and would like to post opportunities from your agency, please send the following to Melanie Clabaugh, VISTA Service-Learning Coordinator:

  • Name of the Organization
  • Contact
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Service-Learning Needs
  • Preferred Disciplines
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