Center for Social Concern
About the Center

“Johns Hopkins is not only at Baltimore or in Baltimore, but, we are truly and proudly of Baltimore…But there is more we can and must do.” –President Ronald J. Daniels, Presidential Inaugural Address

The Center for Social Concern (CSC) emphasizes the value of being in the community, with the community. We coordinate many opportunities for JHU students to be engaged with the community while supporting our community partners in and around Baltimore City. Below are some ways for your organization to get involved with the Center for Social Concern:

Community Impact Internships Program

Each summer, we will be working with up to 50 community partners to create internship opportunities for JHU undergraduates of all majors in Baltimore City with the goal of making an impact on the community. These paid internships are 30 hours a week for 8 weeks which are supported by a full-time coordinator at the CSC. There is no cost to our community partners to participate.

To learn more about this program or to apply to be an internship site, please visit our website at: or email Abby Neyenhouse at

Presidents Day of Service

The President's Day of Service (PDOS) is a major university-wide day of service named after Hopkins President Ron Daniels. It sends about 800 JHU students, faculty, and staff to participate in volunteer projects throughout the Baltimore area. It serves to honor the university's dedication to being an integrated part of the Baltimore community.

To find out more or to complete an application to be a volunteer site, please visit this website:

Community Service Federal Work Study Program

Students are placed with community partners to work 8-10 hours a week throughout the academic year. The hosting agency provides on-site supervision, and the CSC provides financial support to the agency for their 25% cost-share, which is not covered by the federal government. The CSC coordinates a small number of community service federal work study positions and are typically with existing community partners. 

CSC Newsletter

The Center for Social Concern produces a monthly electronic newsletter that is distributed to a list of JHU students, faculty and staff as well as community partners. This is a great way to disseminate current information about your organizations upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

The deadline is one week prior to the end of the month.  Please send items to
Information Needed for Notice Publication in the CSC Newsletter:

1. Upcoming Events/Meetings

- Write a short blurb (about 150 words or fewer) describing the nature of the event or meeting.
- Make sure you mention the date, time, and location.
- Include contact information (i.e., name and e-mail address/phone number).
2. "Call for Volunteers" Announcements 
- Here's the format example:  "Volunteers are needed to staff [NAME OF VOLUNTEER EVENT] on [DATE/TIME OF VOLUNTEER EVENT] at [LOCATION OF VOLUNTEER EVENT]. Please contact [CONTACT PERSON] at [E-MAIL ADDRESS/PHONE NUMBER]." You don't need to follow this exact format, but please try to word your announcement so that it includes all of that information.
- If possible, include a brief description of (1) the event for which you need volunteers and (2) the expected responsibilities for volunteers.
- As with blurbs about upcoming events/meetings, make sure your announcement is about 150 words or fewer.

Johns Hopkins Funding Opportunity-JHU Neighborhood Fund

The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund was created in 2007 from the vision of then-President William R. Brody to support nonprofit organizations that both serve the communities in close proximity to Hopkins campuses and are associated with Johns Hopkins through employee and / or institutional involvement.

Designations made to the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund assist local nonprofit organizations' efforts to build stronger neighborhoods by addressing needs in areas of: Community Revitalization, Education, Employment, Health, and Public Safety.

Applications for nonprofit organizations to request funding are available each December at:

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Johns Hopkins University - Center for Social Concern
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