End of Year Celebration Registration

Thank you for your participation in HopServe50. We encourage all HopServe50 participants to join this year’s end of year celebration on Saturday, May 4th from 6-8pm at the Levering Hall Glass Pavilion. Take a break during reading period, grab some delicious food, relax, and hear some spoken word by local Baltimore artists! Continue reading and register below.

Note: top three reflection essays will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and be invited to share their work at the celebration.

About the Celebration

Maya Camille and Grim Jackson are these year’s performers! Read more about them below.

Learn more about Maya Camille and Grim Jackson

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Maya Camille (Camilla Da Killa ) is a spoken word artist from East Baltimore,Maryland. Maya has always loved words. As a child she would often volunteer to read passages in church and perform in school plays. She began her spoken word career at the ripe age of 16 while attending “Encounter” at Centerstage. Over the past 10 years she has performed all over the country and has been featured in several publications including NPR. Maya currently lives in beautiful Baltimore with Afro, her lovely pitbull. She’s the curator of BYOP a boutique poetry event held at The Gallery About Nothing. Maya loves her hometown of Baltimore. Baltimore lives in her work & heart. Her project “ode to baltimore” will be published in the fall of 2019. Follow her on Instagram & Twitter @phonibraxton_ @camilladakilla_.

Grim Jackson

Diondre Jackson (Grim) is a Baltimore native. He graduated from Frederick Douglass High school and now works as a teaching artist for DewMore Baltimore. Grim is also a talented Hip Hop artist and producer. He is the author of the book “I don’t believe in Gravity.” In 2016, Grim became the first ever in poetry history to be on the winning team at the National Poetry slam (for adults) and the international youth poetry slam known as Brave New Voices in the same year. This feat can only be achieved by an individual at age 19, as it is the only year one can qualify for both a youth and adult team. In 2017, Grim was on the champion team at Southern Fried.

His areas of interest include | mental health | manhood | the black experience | social justice | Hip Hop |


Have questions? Contact Nairuti Shastry, Student Leadership & Development Coordinator.

HopServe50 End of Year Celebration Registration Form

HopServe50 End-of-Semester Celebration Registration & Reflection

General Information

Reflection Essay

Please describe and share your HopServe50 experience. Writers of the three best essays will be awarded a $50 Amazon gift card and invited to share their words at our end-of-semester celebration.