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:

HopkinsLocal
Initiative to build, hire, and buy locally shows sustained growth
Published May 9, 2018
Johns Hopkins effort to promote economic growth in Baltimore exceeds expectations in second year
HopkinsLocal
Strengthening the pipeline of opportunity
Published May 29, 2018
A strategic partnership with Project JumpStart, a training program that teaches construction skills to city residents, helps Johns Hopkins fulfill its promise to improve economic opportunities in Baltimore
HopkinsLocal
Hopkins helps local businesses survive, thrive
Published May 14, 2018
Gundalow Gourmet, a boutique catering company based in Govans, has catered more than a dozen meals for Johns Hopkins thanks in part to the HopkinsLocal initiative

Recent coverage

Summer Jobs Program celebrates 25 years
Published Aug 12, 2019
This summer, the university and health system hired a record-breaking 480 students from Baltimore for jobs at more than 200 sites
Community impact
Learning the ropes
Published Aug 7, 2019
Jack Simone is one of 49 participants in the university's Community Impact Internships Program, which puts Hopkins students to work with Baltimore nonprofits and government agencies during the summer
Center for Talented Youth
Free program keeps kids learning all summer long
Published July 31, 2019
Elementary school students write code, create superheroes, learn about numbers, and more in Emerging Scholars Summer Program
Community
A housing plan for Baltimore's homeless population
Published July 9, 2019
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bayview Medical Center among 10 city hospitals that will help fund care, assistance programs for 200 individuals and families
Economic development
Alicia Wilson to join Hopkins as VP for economic development
Published June 19, 2019
Baltimore civic leader will lead the newly created Office of Economic Development when she joins the institution next month
Hopkins in Action
A day of impact
Published May 8, 2019
Members of the Johns Hopkins community volunteered across Baltimore and in Washington, D.C., this past weekend
COMMUNITY
This is how you hackathon
Published May 1, 2019
Mini-MedHacks brings city students to the East Baltimore campus for a day of problem-solving, design, and creativity
Dance
The Alvin Ailey experience
Published April 26, 2019
Famed dance company visits Henderson-Hopkins school in East Baltimore for four-day arts education program

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

This web page was created by the Johns Hopkins University Office of Communications. If you have questions or comments about the site, email jhucommunications@jhu.edu.