Connecting our communities

When Johns Hopkins bequeathed $7 million to create a hospital and university, he did so to benefit the city where he spent most of his life. Nearly 140 years later, Johns Hopkins remains steadfast in its commitment to Baltimore. As part of his Ten by Twenty initiative, President Ronald J. Daniels has made enhancing and enriching our ties to the community one of his top priorities.

We like to say that we’re not just in Baltimore, but we are truly and proudly of Baltimore. Here are just a few examples of how we’re making a difference:

Education
An equation for success
Published Aug 13, 2020
Backed by a $2.36M NSF grant, Hopkins experts are working with Baltimore City Public Schools on a program aimed at enhancing high school students' mastery of and confidence in algebra
Community
Hopkins launches initiative to feed 2,000 families in need
Published April 24, 2020
Partnership with community organizations provides emergency food assistance to families impacted by COVID-19
HopkinsLocal
Diversity a cornerstone of new HopkinsLocal goals
Published Jan 29, 2020
University and health system unveil new set of three-year goals to bolster economic opportunity in Baltimore by building, hiring, and buying locally

Recent coverage

Community
Humanities and research for all
Published April 13, 2021
Krieger School students share their humanities research with local community college students to build connections, inspire future humanities researchers
East Baltimore
Community leaders, developers break ground on new East Baltimore Historical Library site
Published Feb 12, 2021
The library will preserve the history of East Baltimore and will be housed in three row homes adjoining Henderson-Hopkins School
Hopkins to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Baltimore City Public Schools employees
Published Jan 18, 2021
JHM will administer 500 doses per week beginning this week in support of city schools' plans to increase in-person learning this semester
Public safety
Funding available for community public safety programs
Published Jan 14, 2021
The JHU Innovation Fund for Community Safety will invest $6 million dollars over the next four years in grassroots interventions designed to make the city safer
Save the week
Johns Hopkins 2021 MLK Commemoration goes virtual
Published Dec 22, 2020
The annual event, which celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the spirit of service at Johns Hopkins, will be held from Jan. 11 to 15
Community
Mural celebrates legacy of Elijah Cummings
Published Oct 22, 2020
Project organizers closely collaborated with community leaders in West Baltimore to dedicate the mural to the longtime Maryland congressman
Johns Hopkins to invest $6M in community-based public safety programs
Published Sept 30, 2020
JHU Innovation Fund for Community Safety will support initiatives in Baltimore that address the root causes of violence
For the greater good
Published Fall 2020
For nearly a decade, the Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab has nurtured a generation of mission-driven companies / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Community
Hopkins, partners celebrate impact of food access initiative
Published Sept 1, 2020
Emergency food assistance initiative will distribute more than 2.24 million meals to Baltimore families in need over a 20-week period

Contact information

Johns Hopkins Government and Community Affairs works closely with members of the local community on our shared interests. We want to hear from you.

Johns Hopkins Government and Community Affairs
Office of Community Affairs
901 S. Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: 443-287-9900

Homewood, Harbor East, Mt. Vernon, Mt. Washington, and Station North
commrelations@jhu.edu

East Baltimore
ebca@jhmi.edu

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