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.

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 and alum! 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

  • 25th Anniversary Celebration

    The Center for Social Concern is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. In reaching such a milestone, we invited all community partners, alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the Center for Social Concern to join us in celebrating 25 years of accomplishments, partnerships, and engagement with our community during Alumni Weekend


  • CSC Staff and Student Award Winners

    Several members of the Center for Social Concern team have been honored with awards at several year-end award ceremonies on campus.


  • Baltimore City Youth Employment Fair Recap

    On Saturday, April 8, 2017 the MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA member, Erika Brown, in partnership with the Waverly Improvement Association held a Youth Employment Fair at St. John’s in the Village church located at 3009 Greenmount Avenue in the Waverlies’ community. (more…)

  • 2017 Community Impact Internships Program Cohort

    We are gearing up to launch our seventh year of the Community Impact Internships Program. This year we saw a record number of students and community partners applying to be a part of the program. We received over 175 intern and peer mentor applications and over 75 partnering applications. (more…)

  • HopServe50 End of Year Celebration

    In its inaugural year, the HopServe50 program challenged students to complete 50 hours of service from September 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017. The response was overwhelming with over 500 students participating in HopServe50 and logging over 20,000 hours of service.


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    Linda Gorman receives Crenson-Hertz Award

    Annual honor recognizes faculty members dedicated to community engagement