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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

Nominations now open for 2023-24 SOURCE Community Service Awards

As a part of National Volunteer Week held annually in April, SOURCE presents awards to individuals and student groups that have shown a strong commitment to community engagement, service-learning and public health practice. SOURCE Community Service Awards are given for outstanding service and exemplary partnership with community-based organizations within several categories. Nominations are being accepted until March 19.

Service-Learning Academy accepting applications for 2024-2025 until March 1

Applications are currently open for the JHU SOURCE Service-Learning Academy, a one-year comprehensive program that equips faculty and community leaders with the knowledge and tools to design critical service-learning partnerships. Faculty and staff from BSPH and SON are encouraged to apply. Leaders and staff from our Baltimore partner CBOs are also eligible to apply and participate in the program as Community Fellows. Applications are due on March 1.

Star of the Month | February 2024

Congratulations to our Star of the Month, Michelle Galat from the School of Nursing! For the past year, Michelle has been volunteering with our amazing partners at Lori's Hands and, as a SOURCE Service Scholar, is also involved in their "Client Storytelling Project". Read our interview to learn more about her experience volunteering in our community!

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events currently scheduled. Check back soon!
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