Community Engagement

Community Initiatives and Strategies elevates and expands Johns Hopkins’ commitment to Baltimore City, by fostering engagement to support marginalized and underserved residents. Together, we can build stronger neighborhoods by addressing needs in areas of community revitalization, education, employment, health, and public safety.

Engagement from university staff, faculty, and students volunteers is vital in helping to achieve this mission. Interested in connecting with and giving back to the world beyond JHU’s offices and campuses?

Whether you want to help fund school uniforms for city school students, bring holiday cheer to a family in need, spend a day performing community service, or volunteer in another way, JHU’s many service, charitable, and community programs are a great place to start.

Email for questions or for more information.

Upcoming Events

Hopkins Day at Camden Yards | Thursday September 14, 2023
Save the date: Johns Hopkins’ annual event is scheduled for Thursday Sept. 14, when the Baltimore Orioles take the Tampa Bay Rays. Attendees will receive a customized Johns Hopkins Orioles baseball hat.

Fall Expungement Clinic and Resource Fair | Sunday, November 5, 2023
Johns Hopkins in partnered with Maryland Legal Aid will sponsor the 7th annual Expungement Clinic and Resource Fair to offer individual a second chance by providing free legal advice, employment, housing, and education opportunities.

Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund
The Neighborhood Fund uses pledge donations made through JHU’s United Way campaign to help local nonprofit organizations build stronger communities.

Hopkins Night at Camden Yards
Enjoy an evening at the ballpark with your co-workers or classmates at our annual Hopkins Night at Camden Yards.

Johns Hopkins Takes Time for Baltimore
Johns Hopkins Takes Time for Baltimore is one of several initiatives dedicated to supporting neighborhoods in Baltimore City.

Expungement Clinics
Johns Hopkins Expungements Clinics began in February 2020 in partnership with Maryland Legal Aid to help individuals remove charges from their records to create pathways for second chances.

MLK Day of Service
Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in volunteer opportunities to support communities in Baltimore, Howard County, Washington, D.C, and St. Petersburg, Florida.

MLK Jr. Community Service Awards
The Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Community Service recognizes outstanding commitment to volunteer service by members of the Johns Hopkins community.

JHU United Way Campaign
Johns Hopkins joins with the United Way of Central Maryland to launch our JHU Employee Giving Campaign. This partnership is a vibrant example of our shared commitment to local residents and neighborhoods.

Giving Tuesday 
Giving Tuesday is an annual movement that aims to celebrate generosity and giving back to communities and charities during the holiday season.