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2024 Spring Community-Based Learning Courses Have Begun

by: Sierra Romero On January 30th, 25 students spent the morning learning about what their spring would be like to take a Community-based learning (CBL) course. Community-based learning is a pedagogical model that engages students, faculty, and Baltimore City Co-Educators in creating courses that support academic learning and community engagement…
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Commemorating History in the Present: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon

by: Sierra Romero “We failed to institutionalize our history,” said Dr. Joanne Martin, co-founder of the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. After a pause, Martin continued sharing her observation of Black history and culture being lost every generation, the systemic element contributing to this erasure, and what she and…
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Fall 2023: Tutorial Project’s Closing Ceremony

By: Sierra Romero On December 6th and 7th, students, family, and staff gathered in Levering Hall to celebrate the end of another successful semester of Tutorial Project. The Johns Hopkins Tutorial Project is an after-school tutoring program that provides academic support for elementary school students (grades 1-5). Elementary school tutees…
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2023-24 Faculty Fellows: Get to Know Them and Their Courses

by: Sierra Romero In partnership with Hopkins faculty, the Center for Social Concern will be offering 10 community-based courses (CBL) this upcoming spring semester. Community-Based Learning is a pedagogical model that engages students, faculty, and Baltimore City Co-Educators (Community Partners, e.g. nonprofit and government agencies) in coursework and community engagement that…
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Stacey Tang: A Day in Baltimore

by: Stacey Tang An opportunity for CSC-affiliated Hopkins students to share the places they frequent in Baltimore. The Chinese Lady Before Thanksgiving break, I had the pleasure of going to the Everyman Theatre for a showing of The Chinese Lady, a two-hander based on the story of Afong Moy, the…
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Diksha Iyer: A Day in Baltimore

By: Diksha Iyer An opportunity for CSC-affiliated Hopkins students to share the places they frequent in Baltimore. Sound Garden I’m a HUGE fan of locally-owned record stores because they often host intimate discussions with great artists and other music aficionados. After a look on the Visit Baltimore page for record…
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National Voter Registration Day 2023

by: Sierra Romero Today was National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a holiday celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of every September. The goal of NVRD is to encourage individuals to register to vote, feel equipped with the necessary resources, and familiarize themselves with voting support on campus. Hopkins Votes, the University’s…
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HopkinsCorps 2023

by: Sierra Romero On August 16th, the Center for Social Concern’s Pre-Orientation program, HopkinsCorps, began. Thirty-three First-Year students gathered at Hodson to meet the program’s five student leaders and one another for the first time. HopkinsCorps is an immersive, service-learning, and leadership development experience for incoming First-Year JHU students. First-Years…
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CIIP Hosts its Annual Closing Ceremony

by: Sierra Romero On August 4th, students, community partners, and staff gathered at the American Visionary Art Museum to celebrate the closing of this years Community Impact Internships Program (CIIP). CIIP is the Center for Social Concern’s competitive, paid summer internship program that pairs JHU undergraduate students with nonprofit organizations…
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An Insight Into CIIP: Natalie Wang

by: Sierra Romero Get to know one of our CIIP Interns Natalie Wang, her Community Partner Keswick MultiCare Center, her thoughts on difference in care for aging adults, and reflections on language barriers in healthcare. “There’s so much in geriatrics that reflects medicine more broadly in ways that don’t…
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