Community Notes

Md. families sought as hosts for students from Spain in August

A foreign exchange student program is looking for families to serve as hosts for 24 students from Spain, who will be in Howard County from Aug. 1 through Aug. 28.


Hosts don't need to speak Spanish and will receive an orientation the week before students arrive. Students will participate in activities during the day, and their hosts are responsible for driving them to Ellicott City in the morning and picking them up in the afternoon, although carpools can be organized.

The program is sponsored by Global Friendships and Jahva House, an Ellicott City coffee shop where students will meet for English lessons.


Information: Melanie Durantaye, 410-461-7738 or

Women 40 and older can get free mammograms

Howard County Health Department offers free mammograms to women age 40 and older who meet certain requirements.

Information: 410-313-2333.

Students sought for spot on human rights board

County Executive James N. Robey has announced a student opening on the Howard County Human Rights Commission.

The term will extend through June 30.

Applications, available at the Office of Human Rights, are due Friday.


Information: 410- 313-6430.

Volunteer Maryland seeks coordinators

Volunteer Maryland, an AmeriCorps program, is looking for volunteer coordinators who can be matched with a local nonprofit agency.

The coordinators provide direct service to community members.

They are required to make a full-time, one-year commitment to AmeriCorps, a national service program.

The service year begins Aug. 28.


Information: 410-514-7270.