Marie McSweeney Anderson
Assistant Director for the York Road Initiative
Education: B.A. in Global Studies & Writing from Loyola University, pursing M.A. in Liberal Studies at Loyola University
Work Experience: Community organizing, volunteer coordination & management, community history research & storytelling, creating sustainable access to affordable produce, advocacy & education
Interests: Exploring Baltimore, building new relationships & connecting people, social justice & racial equity, visiting farmers' markets in every new city I go, live music & local bands, cooking with local produce, getting tattoos, & loving on my amazing family.
Assistant Director for Immersion Programs
Education: B.A., Social Work, Providence College; Currently pursuing M.A. Spiritual and Pastoral Care – focus in spiritual direction, Loyola University Maryland
Work Experience: Jesuit Volunteer in Punta Gorda, Belize from 2008-2010 doing retreat ministry and socio-economic development work in Mayan villages; Program Coordinator for Jesuit Volunteer Corps’ domestic (Connecticut & Washington DC) and international (Belize & Tanzania) programs; Program Coordinator for Loyola's Messina first year living-learning community program; 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher; young adult spiritual and personal formation
Interests: Biking through Baltimore, trying new restaurants, creating, drinking coffee while writing, practicing yoga, time with family and friends, LGBTQ+ advocacy, Ignatian spirituality, and racial justice.
Assistant Director of Student Supervision
Education: B.A. in Spanish, minor in Sociology and M.A. in Teaching (Spanish), Loyola University Maryland
Work Experience: International immersion and volunteer coordination, communications and fundraising at CANTERA, Center for Communication and Popular Education in Managua, Nicaragua.
Interests: Exploring the journeys of life, spending quality and meaningful time with family and friends, practicing piano, trying new foods, playing tennis, drinking coffee and tea.
Jean Lee Cole
Faculty Director for Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship
Education: B.A., English, Carleton College; M.A. & Ph.D., English Literature, University of Texas (Austin)
Work Experience: Associate Professor of English, American literature (nineteenth and early twentieth centuries), service-learning, research on literary communities in Baltimore, founding director of the American Studies program, Board on Rank and Tenure, Messina Advisory Board
Interests: Piano, tennis, gardening, cooking, knitting, painting and other visual arts, urban hikes around Baltimore (with and without dog), Orioles, baseball, her husband.
Gerald T. Ford
Associate Director for Administration
Education: B.A., Political Science and Public Policy, Clark Atlanta University; M.S. Public Management and Policy, Policy Analysis and Financial Management, Carnegie Mellon University; M.B.A., University of Baltimore
Work Experience: community economic development, budget analyst, policy analyst, program development and evaluation, grant management, nonprofit management training and consulting
Interests: Community empowerment, chess, cooking, spending time with my family, listening to music, spoken word poetry.
Associate Director for Programs
Education: M.S., Elementary Education, The University of Scranton; B.A Religious Students, Marywood University
Work Experience: Immersion coordination, justice advocacy & education, Ignatian spirituality, interfaith engagement, community relationship building, spiritual accompaniment, student leadership development, LGBTQ+ student advocacy and support
Interests: Traveling, exploring new communities, paddle boarding, crocheting, hiking, reading, racial equity and inclusion, learning through engagement, and time with friends and family.
Assistant Director, Outreach & Advocacy
Education: Bachelor’s in English Literature University of Maryland; Master’s in Social Work, University of Maryland
Work Experience: Worked in Councilperson Zeke Cohen's office, conducting policy research and coordinating a Taskforce on Homelessness and organized with the Baltimore Housing Roundtable. Coordinated programming at South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF)
Interests: Cooking spicy foods, spending time with her family, and reading fiction from the Global South.
AmeriCorps MDCCC VISTA|School & Community Resource Coordinator
Education: B.A. in Psychology & Certificate in Psychology of the Workplace, UMBC 2014. Will begin pursuit of Masters in Social Work at Morgan State University in August 2017.
Work Experience: AmeriCorps VISTA: School & Community Resource Coordinator (York Road Initiative) currently; Volunteer Outreach Coordinator (Maya Angelou Public Charter School DC) 2016-2017, facilitation of youth enrichment workshops, coordinating after-school programming, volunteer management, and resource development.
Interest: my spirituality, reading, writing/blogging, listening to music, hanging with family and friends
YRI 2030 Planning Consultant/Coordinator
Education: Bachelor’s Degree English from Coppin State University and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Georgetown University.
Work Experience: The Woda Group Inc., Baltimore, MD – Development Specialist; McCormack Baron Salazar/Urban Strategies Inc., St. Louis, MO – Assistant Director, Community Development; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD – Community Change Consultant
Interests: gardening, playing basketball, swimming, reading, playing chess, watching sports.
Assistant Director for Service-Learning
Education: B.S., Psychology, Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University); Ed.M., Prevention Science and Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Work Experience: research assistant at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health on projects to improve school climate; Jesuit volunteer for advocacy for juvenile justice reform; after school enrichment programming; dyslexia education; evaluation for youth programming
Interests: Equality in education; peace, board games, the outdoors, cooking and enjoying food, and lindy hop dancing.
Erin S. O'Keefe
Education: B.A., Political Science, Writing and Asian studies, Loyola College; M.P.P., Urban Policy, UMBC
Work Experience: founding director for the York Road Initiative, community development, urban policy research, program development and evaluation, volunteer management, grant writing, fundraising
Interests: Reading novels and news, practicing yoga, learning daily, traveling, growing tomatoes, eating pizza, working through collective impact to make change.
Jean Anne Walsh
Education: B.S., Economics, Mt. Saint Mary's University
Work Experience: Commercial and consumer lending, bookkeeping.
Interests: Spending time with my family, piano, guitar, listening to music, service, nutrition and mental health.
Cierra Stanton - CCSJ Academic Engagement - Data Graduate Assistant
M.S. in Clinical Psychology
B.A. in Psychology - Clemson University
Amanda Castellano - CCSJ Immersion Programs Graduate Assistant
Accelerated B.A./M.S. Program in Clinical Psychology
Jill Caradec - CCSJ Academic Engagement – Program Graduate Assistant
M.S. in Clinical Psychology
B.A. in Psychology - University of Mississippi
Bella Schiro - CCSJ Programs & Special Projects Graduate Assistant
PsyD in Clinical Psychology
B.A. in Psychology, B.A. in Anthropology - Gettysburg College
M.A. in Mental Health Counseling - Boston College
Hope Slezak - CCSJ Student Work-Study and Database Coordination
M.S. in School Counseling
B.A. in Psychology - Millersville University
Student Service Coordinator Interns are liaisons between campus and specific community partners. They organize training and orientation sessions, facilitate reflections on service experiences, and coordinate logistics, including transportation arrangements.
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School & St. Ignatius Academy
firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle, Guilford & Act4youth
Group Service: York Road Community Days
Advocacy and Awareness
Immersion Programs Support
York Road Initiative Support (Program Support)
Group Service Liaison
York Road Initiative Support (Student Engagement)
GEDCO (CARES, Micah, & Harford House)
Beans and Bread Outreach Center, Weinberg Center & Our Daily Bread
Mother Seton Academy
Refugee Youth Project/ Soccer Without Borders
Don Miller House & Healthcare for the Homeless
firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Refugee Youth Project/ Soccer Without Borders
Govan Elementary Charter School and After School Program
York Road Food Access Programs
Presence for Christmas/Viva House/Special Olympics
firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Student Publicity Assistant Interns implement communications, marketing, and publicity needs for campus and community, including developing flyers, social media campaigns and special projects for community partners.
Student Publicity Assistant Interns may be reached 410-617-2380 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media Specialist
Multimedia Specialist: Photography/Videography
2D Print Media Specialist
CCSJ Studio Community Liaison
Student Administrative Assistant Interns offer hospitality and guidance to all who visit the Center and support the work of the entire CCSJ team. They make sure the office(s) are running smoothly and effectively.
Student Administrative Assistant Interns may be reached at 410-617-2380, or email@example.com
Office Supply & Storage Maintenance, Student Intern Relations
Office Cleanliness & Sustainability
Library & Website Management
Volunteers Database Coordination