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

Spotlight
Small businesses, growing
Published July 26, 2021
Goldman Sachs '10,000 Small Businesses' program celebrates entrepreneurs during June graduation ceremony
Community
Pitching in to vaccinate Maryland
Published June 8, 2021
After the mass vaccination site at the stadium closes, the Vaccine Volunteer Project will continue at Morgan State, the Village Learning Place
Photo
Hundreds of petitions filed at Johns Hopkins expungement clinic
Published May 27, 2021
Legal experts helped more than 100 members of the Baltimore community petition to have their records expunged
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

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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