build the world you want to see.
One of the hallmarks of being at a leading research university is that what you’re learning in the classroom is relevant to the real world. You’ll be encouraged to think about current and emerging issues you care about and find ways to solve them.
If you’re passionate about social advocacy, political activism, or community service, you’ll have plenty of resources for turning your ideas into action. FastForward U, the Social Innovation Lab, the Center for Social Concern, and the Community Impact Internships Program can connect you with opportunities and funding to bring about change in areas that matter to you.
900+ Students Participate in Programs Through the Center for Social Concern
26,069 Service Hours
$841K Economic Impact
How We're Creating Change
Bringing Sustainability to Fashion
In response to the wastefulness of fast fashion, Mecca and Mia developed a biodegradable plastic for use in their line of environmentally sustainable jewelry. The experience taught them about product design and entrepreneurship.Read More
Music as Medicine
Musicians from the Peabody Conservatory and the greater Baltimore area share their talents through in-person visits to hospital units and impromptu Zoom “concerts” broadcasted in hallways and waiting areas.Read More
Recent Graduates Immerse Themselves in Service Organizations Around the World
Ally H. and Olivia C. have received Emerson National Hunger Fellowships to work on national anti-hunger and anti-poverty policy. And Eduardo D.C. received a Boren Scholarship to study how public health concerns in Mozambique impact U.S. national security.Read More
Find something that matters to you
There are also ways to get involved in the community through civic engagement. Resources like the Center for Social Concern can help you find opportunities to work side-by-side with our nonprofit partners.