Center for Social Concern


Center for Social Concern

Get Involved by Engaging and Strengthening our Communities

Looking to get involved and connect with our communities? You’ve come to the right place! Get involved and learn more now.

The Center for Social Concern is an office within the Homewood Student Affairs division of Johns Hopkins that is dedicated to volunteerism and community engagement. The Center emphasizes the value of service with others. Volunteers and community members enter into an educational process where both benefit from the interaction, and reciprocal learning is the common ground for all of our initiatives. Our programs and efforts are striving to create a “better community” in and around the Johns Hopkins campus.

25th Anniversary Celebration

The Center for Social Concern is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! Read more about the CSC’s celebratory event during Alumni Weekend on April 21st.CSC 25th Anniv. graphic identifier - black

To help us celebrate, we’d love for all JHU students to get involved and engage this year with our  many wonderful community partners in our Baltimore Community! Read more below about how to get involved.

Get Involved

  • If you are a new student to Hopkins, the CSC’s programs provide a perfect opportunity for you to learn about Baltimore and meet some new friends who have your same interests.
  • If you are an upperclassman new to the CSC and looking for a new experience that will be fun and impactful, you’ve come to the right place.
  • If you are already active at the CSC, help us spread the word and get students involved and working with you! Tell them about your experiences and which programs have impacted you the most.
  • If you are a faculty member, consider teaching a Community-Based Learning course or joining the next Engaged Scholar Faculty and Community Fellows Program cohort.

Read more about our other programs or attend a Volunteering 101 workshop to learn more so you can get involved today!

Public Service/Social Concern Alumni Affinity Group

Attention students! Want to stay connected to the CSC and community engaged alumni post-graduation? Graduating seniors and alumni can join the Public Service/Social Concern Alumni Affinity Group or email for more information.

News & Announcements

  • Community Impact Internships Program Intern Request Apps Deadline – March 3

    We have launched our seventh year of the Community Impact Internships Program and applications for community partners are online and open until March 3rd, 2017.  CIIP is a competitive, paid summer internship, that pairs JHU


  • Student Group Spotlight: Remington Homework Club

    On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Central Baltimore Partnership recognized the Remington Homework Club for their outstanding work with the Church of the Guardian Angel and in our community!


  • Student Group Spotlight: Alpha Phi Omega

    Alpha Phi Omega provides service to our surrounding communities, the Hopkins campus, the fraternity, the nation, and the world while fostering a sense of community and friendship within their brotherhood as they develop into servant leaders. APO focuses on service projects 


  • HopServe50 Students

    The Center for Social Concern kicked off this year by inviting all JHU Homewood undergraduate and graduate students from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Whiting School of Engineering, Peabody Institute, School of Education, and


  • Engage and Strengthen Our Communities

    Be the change that you wish to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi The Center for Social Concern emphasizes the value of serving with others, rather than the commonly accepted concept of service


  • Student Group Spotlight: Hopkins for the Homeless

    Hopkins for the Homeless has been extremely active both on and off campus since 2012. They seek to bring awareness to and alleviate homelessness in Baltimore and achieve these goals