Giving back


Credit: Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins volunteers fanned out across Baltimore on Saturday, October 19, to plant, paint, build, and clean up on the fifth annual President's Day of Service. Nearly 1,000 people took part, serving 45 partner organizations.

"I hope you are able to carry the essence of this experience forward, deepening the connections you make to Baltimore and all the communities you call home," university President Ronald J. Daniels said in an address to the volunteers.

Several Johns Hopkins Alumni Association chapters simultaneously conducted service projects in their cities, and the East Baltimore medical campus held a related event on October 5, sponsored by the Student Outreach Resource Center. In all, 1,250 people registered to volunteer in President's Day of Service projects. The President's Day of Service is organized by the Johns Hopkins Center for Social Concern and funded by the Johns Hopkins Parents Fund.