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SOURCE is the community engagement and service-learning center for the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Schools of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine.

SOURCE’s mission is to engage the Johns Hopkins University health professional schools and Baltimore communities in mutually beneficial partnerships that promote health and social justice.

We also serve as a channel for student, faculty and staff involvement with community organizations, and local projects.

SOURCE has a particular, but not exclusive, focus on East Baltimore neighborhoods in close proximity to the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus.

News from SOURCE


Now accepting applications for Baltimore Action Projects from BSPH & SON students

Are you looking to make meaningful change in our community while completing your studies? If so, SOURCE invites you to apply for the Baltimore Action Projects in 2024-2025. You can make an impact by completing 100 hours of community-based practice with one of SOURCE’s partner organizations in Baltimore. Read project descriptions and apply at Online Info Session: July 18. Application deadline: July 31.

Diverse group of hands holding puzzle pieces together

Now Accepting MPH Student Applications for our Student Governing Board

SOURCE seeks community-minded students to serve on our Student Governing Board. Help us plan outreach events, determine new community-based partners, create content for social media, lead critical reflection sessions, and numerous other opportunities this academic year! Open currently to MPH students only. Deadline: Sun, July 28. 

Call for Proposals from Partner CBOs: Baltimore Community Practicum

SOURCE is now accepting project proposals for the Baltimore Community Practicum course in 2024-25. These project proposals should address organizational priorities and involve working closely with students over 16 weeks. To learn more attend our online BCP Info Session for CBOs on Thurs, July 25. Proposals are due by Fri, August 7.

Star of the Month | May 2024

Congratulations to our Star of the Month for May 2024, Elizabeth Witte from the School of Nursing! Through her participation in the Community Outreach Program, Elizabeth worked with Food For Life and our partners at Hampstead Hill Academy to support their culinary education programming for Baltimore youth. Read our interview to learn more about her experience working with our community!

Watch Past Events

SOURCE hosts a wide range of different events throughout the academic year, both in person and virtually, to highlight the incredible work that our partner community-based organizations (CBOs) across Baltimore are doing to address health disparities in the city, as well as the collaborations which are happening between our partners and Hopkins students, faculty and staff. Visit our YouTube page to learn more about our partner CBOs, watch previous panel discussions about issues facing Baltimore communities, and learn how you can get involved!

Our Values


To exchange with others for mutual benefit


To promote fair and equitable treatment for all


To be of service to others


To work with others intentionally

Learn About Our Guiding Principles