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:

Community
East Baltimore Historical Library opens its doors
Published Dec 2, 2021
The space, developed with support from Johns Hopkins and located in three row homes attached to Henderson-Hopkins School, aims to preserve and celebrate the history of East Baltimore
Community
On track for a healthy school year
Published Sept 14, 2021
A festive late summer evening in Eager Park marked the grand opening of a new track and field at Henderson-Hopkins, kicking off a yearlong focus on exercise and wellness at the K-8 school.

Recent coverage

Engineering for good
Device makes 'daddy duty' easier for new father
Published June 27, 2022
A team of student volunteers designed and created a wheelchair platform that allows a father to connect with his infant son face-to-face
Juneteenth
A space for reflection and celebration
Published June 22, 2022
A Friday, June 17 event, Juneteenth at Homewood: Expressions of Freedom, brought together Johns Hopkins and Baltimore community members for a celebratory afternoon filled with music, dance, and speeches
Public engagement
Retelling history through community narratives
Published May 6, 2022
A series of workshops empowered Baltimore residents to tell and preserve their history, contributing to a greater understanding of the community
JustUs Dialogue Series emphasizes taking small steps to make big changes
Published April 1, 2022
Monthlong series hosted by Johns Hopkins Office of Economic Development concluded Wednesday with a fireside chat featuring JHU President Ron Daniels
Community
Upcoming expungement clinic clears path to success
Published March 21, 2022
Johns Hopkins partners with Maryland Legal Aid and others to make attorneys available to help remove charges from public records, open doors to new opportunities
Public health
Defining harm reduction
Published Feb 25, 2022
Harm reduction aims to protect people using drugs by providing the support and resources they need
Engineering
Carbs, creativity, and competition
Published Feb 24, 2022
Annual Tower of Power event challenges budding engineers to build structures out of dry spaghetti and marshmallows
Construction
Design, construction firms for Henrietta Lacks building named
Published Feb 24, 2022
The East Baltimore building project, expected to be completed in 2024, will be designed and managed by local and/or minority-owned businesses
Community
Hopkins to distribute COVID-19 test kits in Baltimore
Published Feb 14, 2022
More than 3,300 rapid test kits will be provided to community partners for distribution along with approximately 30,000 N95 and KN95 masks, hand sanitizer, and other items

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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