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

  • 2017 CIIP Cohort Blogs

    The Community Impact Internships Program is a competitive, paid summer internship, that pairs 50 JHU undergraduate students with nonprofit organizations and government agencies to work on community-identified projects in Baltimore. During the program, students worked at placements for 35 hours a week and participated in weekly Bites of Baltimore reflection


  • 2017 President’s Day of Service Recap

    Now in its 9th year, the President’s Day of Service was a huge success. On Saturday, September 23, over 1000 students and affiliates from Homewood and other Hopkins campuses such as the School of Education and Peabody Conservatory gathered at the kickoff at the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center. After


  • 2017 CIIP End of Year Overview

    The Johns Hopkins University Community Impact Internship Program has made a huge impact in the Baltimore community throughout the past seven years, touching the lives of tens of thousands of men, women and children in need. The experience can be life-altering for those who participate as interns, and impactful for


  • 2017 Pre-Orientation Recap

    The HopkinsCORPS 2017 pre-orientation group of 40 incoming freshmen chose to volunteer in various neighborhoods in Baltimore in the week before classes started. From Friday, August 13 to Friday, August 25th, the HopkinsCORPS participants had a week packed with volunteering, learning about specific issues in Baltimore, and opportunities to get to know


  • Hurricane Relief Resources

    Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have devastated communities, including Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and Puerto Rico, leaving paths of destruction in their wakes. The JHU Center for Social Concern has compiled a list of hurricane relief efforts as a resource for the Hopkins community. Additionally, the Corporation for National


  • 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