Center for Social Concern


Center for Social Concern

HopServe50 End of Year Celebration

The HopServe50 End of Year Celebration is on Saturday, May 6 (4-6pm) at The Beach.

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  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

  • HopServe50 Service Challenge Update

    The HopServe50 Program has been going well in its inaugural year and we are looking forward to finishing off this year strong! We offered up the challenge to students to complete 50 hours of service from September 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017. So far, more than 500 students are participating in HopServe50,


  • IMPACT Conference Recap

    Six undergraduate students and Assistant Director Caroline Ouwerkerk traveled in February 2017 to the 33rd annual IMPACT Conference on Service, Action, and Advocacy, which was held this year at Washington University in St. Louis.


  • Alternative Breaks Intersession Recap

    Nearly forty students participated in an immersive civic engagement program in January 2017 during our Intersession Alternative Breaks program. Students participated in three


  • Community Impact Internships Program Intern Request Apps Deadline – March 20

    We have launched our seventh year of the Community Impact Internships Program and applications for community partners are online and open until March 20, 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