Center for Social Concern


Center for Social Concern

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.

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The Center for Social Concern is getting ready to celebrate its 25th Anniversary and will be kicking off our celebration in April 2017!

We would not have been able to reach such an accomplishment without our dedicated and supportive students, community partners, alumni, staff, and faculty. So, thank you!

As April 2017 approaches, we’ll keep you informed of our celebratory events and festivities, so make sure you continue to check back on our website for any updates!

In the meantime, we hope all JHU students 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.

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

  • Register to Vote!

    It’s election season! Election day is on November 8, 2016. Eligible students are encouraged to educate themselves on the election process, candidates, ballot measures, and their rights as voters. Learn more.

  • Engaged Scholar Faculty and Community Fellows Program Training

    On Tuesday August 30th, the CSC welcomed its second cohort of the Engaged Scholar Faculty and Community Fellows Program during their fall training workshop. The Fellows Program pairs JHU faculty with staff and


  • 2016 Pre-Orientation Recap

    The Center for Social Concern’s Pre-Orientation Programs, HopkinsCORPS and JHU Habitat for Humanity, give incoming first-year students the ability to learn more about Baltimore, their new home away from home. Through the Pre-O Programs, students


  • CIIP End of Year Overview

    The sixth year of the Community Impact Internships Program was another great success. We worked with 48 different community partners in Baltimore City and 50 JHU undergraduates. This year’s program kicked off


  • HopServe50

    We are kicking off the year with a service challenge program called, HopServe50. Undergraduate and graduate students are challenged to serve a minimum of 50 hours of non-paid civic engagement activities in Baltimore City. Registration closes on October 31st. Are you up for the challenge? Learn more and register for HopServe50.

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    Community commitment

    More than 1,000 volunteers take part in JHU's annual President's Day of Service