Humanity First UMD
Humanity First UMD is a student organization at the University of Maryland and a student chapter of Humanity First USA. We strive to enable students to lead and engage in service initiatives ranging from local service events to international project development. We also focus on collaborative approaches in service and fundraising to maximize the impact of student organizations.
Missing Maps Project
Millions of people, villages, and towns around the world are not located on a map. Missing Maps provides a way to put them all on the map. Anyone can log on, create an account, and map out towns by marking huts, streets, city centers and more with the aid of satellite images and the easy-to-use online mapping platform.
Humanity First uses meeting times to engage in this initiative and collectively log on to map out such areas. See our events calendar for the next time we plan to hold a Mapathon! For more info visit missingmaps.org.
Rayse Academy partners with schools currently in India (but is continuously expanding) to bring online education to the fingertips of children living in poverty. Rayse establishes a separete Academy at such schools and equips them with Google chromebooks. Leveraging online tools such as Khan Academy, Typing.com, and Coding.com, students are able to dramatically further their education and get many steps closer to real employment.
Humanity First partners with Rayse to conduct shool and regional level analytics to draw insight on and track student and class performance. Contact an HF representative if interested in getting involved.
Humanity First partners with local food banks such as Emmanuel Food Bank to distribute food to the local underprivileged, providing transportation to all such events. If interested, see the events schedule for the next planned food distribution.
HFCP aims to provide college students avenues for impact at all levels. We believe that as students, we offer unique perspectives on service via our multi-disciplinary approaches, which are empowered through UMD and Humanity First networks.
Our student run organization provides opportunities for students to not only get involved but to also lead major initiatives. This practice in project and people management yields invaluable experience for a diverse range of career paths.
With consistent volunteer opportunities as well as general body meetings and our Awareness Discussion Series every other week, there is always a way to get involved.