Hopkins students are active citizens of Baltimore, working side-by-side with community partners.
Baltimore is more than our city—it’s an extension of our campus. You and your classmates will learn and build your lives here, together. Becoming active in the local community is the best way to put your unique skills to use and contribute to our hometown. By working alongside our neighbors, you’ll experience new ways of thinking, create a sense of community, and develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be an engaged citizen.
Anthony B., '20
I love Baltimore. I love the city, and the community is extremely civically engaged and passionate and dedicated. There’s a lot to learn from that.
70% Students Who Participate in at Least One Volunteer Activity
50+ Community Service Groups
75+ Partnerships With Community-Based Organizations in Baltimore
135K Hours Worked by Students in the Community Impact Internships Program
Impact in Our Community
Community Impact Internships Program
The Community Impact Internships Program connects undergraduates with paid internships at Baltimore nonprofits and government agencies. This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience and connections while making your impact in the local community.Read More
B’More Intersession Program
The B’More Intersession Program is a one-week experience that introduces first-year students to different aspects of Baltimore City. Through readings, guest lectures, and field trips, you can learn how to get involved in the community and build a better future.Read More
Democracy Day is an event prompting students to think critically about the political world they live in. Through pop-up seminars with leading Hopkins scholars, they learn why democracy should matter to them and how they can participate in it.Read More
Baltimore First connects students with volunteer opportunities at local organizations. In addition to consistently volunteering, you’ll take part in educational workshops, reflection sessions, and community-building activities to expand your understanding of the world around you.Read More
Ways to get involved in the community
Join one of our 50+ community service organizations, attend seasonal events, or start your own outreach initiative. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to connect with the local community.