IVC Baltimore Stories of Service

A New Group of Students for this Professor

A New Group of Students for this Professor

Jan Allen retired in January 2015 from a long teaching career in English language and literature and women’s studies in France, the Netherlands, the University of Illinois, and the Community College of Baltimore County. She sought a volunteer opportunity and read...

Meet Peggy, Mark, & Jerry

Meet Peggy, Mark, & Jerry

Three Service Corps Members were placed in late 2020. Meet Peggy, Mark, & Jerry!  PEGGY is a retired pediatrician and high school teacher. At Project PLASE, Peggy works with PLASE’s Health Education Workshop team to create presentations and locate community health...

Making a Difference at Caroline Center

Making a Difference at Caroline Center

Robbie Sabin LOVES teaching math. A former computer science professor at Loyola Maryland, she has continued her passion, teaching basic math and measurement to the women at Caroline Center. She has served there as an Ignatian volunteer one day a week for the past four...

Workaholic for Almost 50 Years…

Workaholic for Almost 50 Years…

This testimony is a presentation made by Ignatian Volunteer Robbie Sabin at IVC Baltimore’s Advent Evening of Joyful Anticipation. Good evening, my name is Robbie Sabin. I am an Ignatian Volunteer in my second year of service. This year I am teaching math to women at...

Making a Difference in Govans

Making a Difference in Govans

Making a Difference at GEDCO - Third time’s a charm! After a career as a social worker, and more recently, as a parent homeschooling her two children, Martha Yalov joined the ranks of Baltimore’s Ignatian Volunteers in the fall of 2014. She came into the experience...

Welcoming Strangers from the Sea

Welcoming Strangers from the Sea

Rosemary Chang is fluent in the salty vernacular of those who travel the high seas. They’re not sailors, she instructs, they’re seafarers. And it’s not captain of the ship — it’s master of the ship. They’re oilers, fitters, ship engineers, shipmates.  She has come to...

at The Franciscan Center…

at The Franciscan Center…

This reflection comes from Ignatian Volunteer Mark Wong of Baltimore, who presented these remarks to the IVC National Board at their meeting in 2016. Good morning. I’m Mark. First, I would like to express my gratitude to you for your sacrifice and all the work that...

Service and Compassion

Service and Compassion

Anita Healy O’Neill of IVC Baltimore works three days a week at the Franciscan Center and is one of the first faces to greet clients entering this multiservice agency.  Christian Metzger, Acting Executive Director, says, “Anita is a pleasure to be around.  She shares...