People fold clothes

Credit: Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

Community partnerships

Volunteers connect with Baltimore residents for a day of service

The day honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and connected Hopkins students with a local Baltimore organization to give to those in need

On Feb. 25, Johns Hopkins students connected with JOY Baltimore, an organization whose primary goal is to end youth homelessness in the city, to give back to the local community. JOY offers access to emergency and permanent housing, as well as medical, dental, and community services for homeless, displaced, and runaway LGBTQ+ youth. Students distributed food, clothing, and personal care items to those in need during the day of service, co-hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and several student groups to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.