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Community Engagement

The Local Government and Community Affairs team advises and supports Johns Hopkins on Baltimore City policies and legislative priorities. Our staff members serve as the primary liaisons between Johns Hopkins and community stakeholders by providing mutually beneficial programs and resources. The team is comprised of three community affairs teams representing the Homewood, East Baltimore, and Bayview Medical Center campuses.

Senator Chris Van Hollen speaking at the EBDI Infrastructure Funding Announcement in March 2023

Community Initiatives and Programs

Center for Social Concern

The Center for Social Concern is an office with the Homewood Student Affairs division of Johns Hopkins that is dedicated to volunteerism and community engagement that strives to create a “better community” in and around the Johns Hopkins campus.

Student Outreach Resource Center (SOURCE)

SOURCE is the community engagement and service-learning center for the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

Urban Health Institute

The Urban Health Institute (UHI) is a collaboration and a vital connection with East Baltimore. The UHI is the starting point for forging true university and community partnerships in health care, education and community planning, with all partners working to change the trajectory for the children, youth and families of East Baltimore.

21st Century Cities

The 21st Century Cities Initiative is committed to closing opportunity gaps in urban communities by working side-by-side with city partners, using the latest research across disciplines to inform public policy and practice nationwide.

Partners in Education

Cummings Scholars Program

Have a high-achieving child in Baltimore City’s public schools? Learn more about a loan free financial aid program for them to attend Johns Hopkins University.

Barclay Hopkins STEM Partnership

Barclay Elementary/Middle School, a Baltimore City Public School, works in partnership with Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering to offer both in-school and out-of-school STEM programming, with a key focus on engineering and computer science.  


Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School (Henderson-Hopkins) is part of a unique university-community partnership that creates a high-performing school that serves a diverse, mixed-income community of students and families.

Margaret Brent Arts Integration Partnership

Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School is partners with Johns Hopkins University School of Education to support an art based approach to learning. The School of Education provides professional development for teachers in arts integration.

P-Tech at Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is partners with Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, and University of Maryland Baltimore. The Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) creates a school-to-industry pipeline for students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Summer Jobs Program

Sponsored by Johns Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins University. The program provides over 450 Baltimore City students the opportunity to complete an eight-week long paid internship in one of various departments throughout the Institution. The program promotes exposure to careers and workplace culture, while providing an educational experience that promotes mentoring and fosters personal responsibility.