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SPARC's Mission and Vision


Students for a Positive Academic paRtnership with the East Baltimore Community


SPARC is a JHSPH student advocacy group promoting greater institutional commitment to the East Baltimore community.

We advocate for:

  1. Improved training opportunities in community-based research and public health practice for JHSPH students through sustained, reciprocal community-academic partnerships
  2. A greater investment of JHSPH institutional resources for supporting East Baltimore community organizations and improving the health of East Baltimore residents. 


SPARC envisions an institutional commitment at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) to improving the health of the East Baltimore community through sustained, recriprocal community-academic partnerships based upon a foundation of mutual respect and trust.

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