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Johns Hopkins to Hold News Conference on Job Training Program - 12/19/2013

Johns Hopkins to Hold News Conference on Job Training Program

Release Date: December 19, 2013

The Johns Hopkins Hospital will host a news conference with Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, on Monday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m. to celebrate an innovative partnership that has helped many East Baltimore single mothers transition off of public assistance and go back to work.

In conjunction with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services and the Center for Urban Families, The Johns Hopkins Hospital's General Services Department designed a job training program that helps people who are dependent on the Department of Social Services find full-time, career-oriented employment.

Applicants that are chosen for the program are offered a 20-week internship. Interns rotate through various Johns Hopkins Hospital departments, including environmental services, linens, patient transport and nutrition. In 2013, two classes of interns — all of whom are East Baltimore single mothers — completed the program, and all interns accepted offers of full-time employment at the hospital.

Governor O'Malley and President Peterson will deliver brief remarks on the program's details and will then take a short walking tour of several hospital departments to see the internship program in action. The press conference will also feature several graduates of the program.

Press conference highlighting innovative program that helps East Baltimore single mothers who rely on the City of Baltimore’s Department of Social Services go back to work

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
Johns Hopkins Hospital President Ronald R. Peterson
Recent internship graduates and their families

Monday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans St.
Baltimore, MD 21287
Conference Room, Chevy Chase Bank Conference Center, Sheikh Zayed Tower
2nd floor, near Orleans Street entrance

In the Orleans Street garage, opposite the hospital


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