DIANA G. | REPAIR THE WORLD
Diana is a theater-and-arts lover who enjoys volunteering
and sharing knowledge about social justice in Baltimore.
Email Diana: dgoldsmith[at]associated[dot]org
How interesting!: Diana works part-time as a pirate at Baltimore’s very own Urban Pirates!
What brought you to Baltimore?
I grew up in Baltimore County. In 2016, I began working in the city, and I moved to Remington in the summer of 2017. I have loved every minute of it! I love spending time by the harbor, going to the numerous parks, and checking out new restaurants or hole-in-the-wall bars.
What’s your connection to Baltimore?
I am passionate about volunteering and serving the Baltimore community however I can. I work as a Program Associate at Repair the World: Baltimore at Jewish Volunteer Connection. We engage local 20s and 30s in meaningful volunteering and social justice opportunities. We work closely with local non-profits to fulfill their needs and highlight their incredible work. Every month we host 3-4 programs where folks can get out in the community, do service, join us at a workshop, come to a discussion at a local spot, and learn more about important social issues. We discuss everything from food justice to educational equity, for example. Our volunteer opportunities and learning experiences are a great way to meet new people who share similar interests, and it feels like you’re giving back to the greater Baltimore community. We also connect individuals to volunteer opportunities with our service partners.
What do you like about Baltimore?
Baltimore really is Charm City—it’s like no other city anywhere else! There is always plenty to do, and new things popping up every week. Baltimore has a unique culture of people who love being here and living here, and want to share it with others.
New Baltimoreans should definitely check out:
Repair the World: I love Repair the World because we have such a strong community of Baltimoreans who want to get together to do good and see our city thrive. I learn something new every day from our service partners and our volunteers. It is super rewarding. No one ever gets to the end of their life and wishes that they’d volunteered less.