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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

Complete our Annual Community Engagement Survey

SOURCE is surveying students and postdocs from the JHU Schools of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine in order to determine students’ perceptions of community engagement and its place in the curriculum, qualify students’ perceived benefits and barriers to community engagement, and help refine future programming from SOURCE. Responses are anonymous. It should take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

Now accepting proposals from CBO partners for 2024-25 Baltimore Action Projects

Baltimore Action Projects are a part of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, which specifically focuses on five areas affecting public health in the U.S.: Addiction and Overdose, Adolescent Health, Environmental Challenges, Food Systems and Health, and Violence. A Baltimore Action Project is a project identified by a current SOURCE partnering CBO which directly connects to an Initiative focus area. Propsoals are due Tues, June 18.

Applications open for 2024-25 SOURCE Service Scholars program

The SOURCE Service Scholars program presents a unique opportunity for students to make an impact by completing 150 hours of community-based practice at a SOURCE partnering community-based organization. Open to students in BSPH, SON and SOM (M.D. students only) who will be enrolled throughout 2024-2025. SOURCE is accepting applications thru Sun, June 23. 

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!

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