| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:45 PM
A former state Social Services supervisor was sentenced to nearly three years in prison Friday after he admitted using the personal information of nearly 90 bank account holders in a scheme to steal more than $500,000.
Michael Bowman, 61 of Baltimore,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the question of whether lawmakers should accept their pay during the federal government shutdown, California’s congressional delegation is, as usual, divided.
Some Democrats and Republicans are forgoing their...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The Baltimore City school system has launched a campaign to raise $400,000 to help families afford school uniforms, interim CEO Tisha Edwards announced Tuesday.
“We all have the opportunity to make sure that every student has a uniform, and that...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:54 PM
SACRAMENTO — Facing the prospect of a prolonged federal government shutdown, Gov. Jerry Brown will soon need to decide if the state will shoulder the cost to keep running federal programs used by millions of Californians.
State officials say...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:03 PM
If your Central Florida club, church group or scout troop is looking for a service project, the Society of St. Andrews Florida has just the community activity for you. It's called "gleaning," and involves collecting fresh produce that has been left behind...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Martin Ngwa, a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, plans to go into social work after graduation — though his school doesn't offer the major.
Thanks to an unusual partnership between UMES, an historically black institution, and...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:19 PM
More than 20 graduate students who study social work at Cal State L.A. and USC are helping district staff counsel students at Glendale’s middle and high schools.
Last year, three USC social work graduate students met with Glendale High students...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:36 PM
The college application essay was the tipoff. It was beautifully written but painfully rendered; a high school student's story of her family's tumble from middle-class stability into homelessness and addiction.
It helped Danielle Stone earn a spot at...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:45 AM
Elected officials and community leaders are calling on Giant Food to improve service and quality at the Waverly Crossroads store, which serves north and northeast Baltimore, including Oakenshawe, Abell, Guilford and Charles Village.
They are circulating...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Hello from 8,000 feet. I'm in Aspen, where the conversation, thankfully, is much thicker than the air. I'm here for the inaugural 21st Century National Service Summit, sponsored by the Franklin Project, a new venture of the Aspen Institute. For two days,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Dear Liz: What are your thoughts on charitable giving? I hear about tithing (giving 10% of income) but would have real problems trying to maintain that commitment. That said, I'd like to become a regular donor to a reputable charity.
Answer: Most U.S....