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Announcing New Members of Humanim’s Board and Executive Committee

We are excited to announce changes to our Board of Directors, a distinguished panel of committed professionals who oversee our work. Our new slate of Board officers, who make up the Executive Committee, are: Chair Melanie Lundquist, Chief Financial Officer, Southway Builders, Inc.; 1st Vice Chair Debbie Dorsch, Principal and Owner, Parallel Risk Advisors; 2nd Vice Chair Jacqueline Brooks, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP; Treasurer Greg Thor, Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Office Properties Trust; and Secretary Jennifer Herwig, Vice President of Human Resources, BGE. We are grateful for their willingness to take on leadership positions and help guide Humanim strategy.

We also are pleased to welcome four new Directors: Anthony Featherstone, Executive Director, WorkSource Montgomery; April Taylor, Vice President of Quality, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Sally Hebner, Senior Vice President and Financial Officer, Enterprise Community Partners; and Robert Strunge, Store Associate, Walgreens.

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Just Launched

Introducing our new website for the Infinity Center for Behavior Services (ICBS). On the new site you’ll find information about autism spectrum disorder and the services we offer families and children (ages 1-8) and what to expect from your first contact with us. On the website, you’ll 

We hope you’ll take a minute to check it out and let us know what you think!

City Seeds Connects Organizations to Purpose,
One Recipe at a Time

Humanim’s culinary social enterprise, City Seeds, invites corporate groups to join us for cooking classes at our kitchen in Baltimore. Every week, Executive Chef Aharon Denrich facilitates hands-on classes for individuals in our Developmental Disabilities Day Program. Companies looking for purposeful team-building activities can send 3-5 employees to drop in for a class with Humanim clients. Not only will participants learn a tasty new recipe, but they will also experience the benefits of community integration with individuals who have special needs.

BGE sent three employees to City Seeds for a morning class. Our clients were thrilled to see new faces and enjoyed teaming up to prepare sweet and crunchy banana nut muffins. This is a great opportunity for companies to be a part of our mission and see the impact City Seeds has on the lives of our Developmental Disabilities clients.

Hands-on cooking classes take place every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please contact Kim Brock,, to sign up your group.

Humanim Night Out at Oriole Park

As part of our staff appreciation efforts, we took #TeamHumanim out to the ball game! Our employees and partners cheered for the Baltimore Orioles as they faced the Chicago White Sox. Let's go Os! More photos

iScan Adds Cloud-Based File Storage Solution, DocuWare, to Offerings

Humanim’s first social enterprise, iScan, has expanded its service offerings to include a cloud-based document management system (DMS) called DocuWare. This system addresses areas most businesses strive to improve: working remotely, automating historically labor-intensive processes, and securely storing and easily retrieving vital business documents.

DocuWare has helped over 15,000 customers worldwide successfully manage their documents and business processes for the past 10 years. From human resources to finance to contract management, this product can handle so many business challenges and all with a simple and elegant user interface. Humanim successfully scanned and indexed customer records with DocuWare and recently began using it to store and retrieve personnel files.

If you’re interested in additional information, please contact Jeffrey Edwards, Vice President of Technology, to set up a demo. Check out this case study to learn more about iScan’s partnership with DocuWare.



Harford County Extended Recruitment for Administrative Assistant Career Training

Join our award-winning, FREE, 9-week Administrative Assistant Career Training! We provide expert coaching, professional development, and technical training. Participants also have the opportunity to earn two nationally-recognized certifications.

Apply today! Training began in Harford on October 3, but will accept rolling admissions through the 17th.

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Direct Support Professional (DSP) Apprenticeship Program

Looking for a meaningful career in human services? Our Direct Support Professional Apprenticeship Program is a statewide initiative that aims to increase Maryland’s DSP workforce through the apprenticeship model. As a registered apprenticeship program with the Maryland Department of Labor (DOL), participants receive a combination of paid on-the-job training and classroom instruction, while earning professional certification through DOL and the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP).

Adult Applicants: Recruiting on a rolling basis.

Youth Applicants: Recruiting HS juniors starting in December through the first month of senior year.
  • Duration: Senior year of high school
  • Must acquire 450 hours within the program
  • Must reach DSP Level 1 in NADSP
  • Minimum wage position ($12.50/hour)
  • 20 hours a week on average
  • Must be able to have a half day off school
Don’t miss out on a chance to invest in yourself and your community! Learn more and apply


Meet Miriam

Humanim's Student to Employment Program (STEP): Success Story From a Parent

This program is designed for young adults between the ages of 18 and 21, who are in need of comprehensive career development and support services in Howard County.
Our teenage daughter, Miriam, was connected with Humanim and the We STEP program by her excellent support team at her high school this year. She was very excited about the opportunity to get some real-world volunteering experience on her resume, but didn't have the tools or contacts to find a placement herself. We STEP not only connected her with a volunteering opportunity, but mentored her and her fellow volunteers at every stage.

Miriam and her peers learned how to take responsibility and excel in a job setting, how to present themselves to customers, and how to communicate with and advocate for themselves with managers. She made lasting friends and even valuable business contacts -- proven by the fact that when she applied for summer work, her We STEP experience was valued by employers and helped land her a job.

We know that she will be interested in applying for the program again next school year, presuming that she does not wind up pursuing some larger work commitment instead! Our family had a great experience with We STEP this past year and I know Miriam would recommend it to anyone who wants to get a solid first step into the workforce.
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