The City of Baltimore, Office of the Mayor will be conducting a Summer Reading Initiative during the Summer of 2012 to provide programming to prevent summer learning loss among 1st-3rd graders. In response, the Corporation for National and Community Service has partnered with Baltimore by providing Summer Associate resources to promote the initiative. This partnership is also a response to the White House’s call to create summer opportunities for young adults. CNCS is actively recruiting Baltimore residents who are age 18-21 to fill these Summer Associate positions. The Summer Associates will also be a part of the City’s Youthworks program. They would like to identify at least 25 talented, motivated young people by March 31, 2012. If you or someone you know would like to apply for this program, visit our AmeriCorps page for detailed information, including responsibilites, qualifications, and benefits.