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SOURCE Programs & Events

*For the most up-to-date information about upcoming SOURCE Programs and Events, be sure to check SOURCE's Weekly Service Scoop, which is updated each Tuesday. Additionally, activities are featured in the "News & Events" box on the right-hand side of SOURCE's webpage. Take a look! Contact SOURCE at 410-955-3880 or for assistance.


SOURCE Programs and Annual Events

Find more information below about SOURCE's yearly programming.

Tri-School Days of Service: SOURCE provides one-time service activities through its Tri-School Days of Service which are held in the Fall (late Sept/early Oct) and in the Spring (April). These days of service are great opportunities to volunteer in the community on a team with peers from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health. Several projects are available to choose from and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Annual Community Involvement Fair: SOURCE's Annual Community Involvement Fair provides an opportunity for community-based organizations to set up display booths to highlight the services they provide and to acquaint faculty and students with potential research collaborators. The Community Involvement Fair is held in September of each year. Stay tuned for updates about 2022-23.

East Baltimore Community Bus Tours: East Baltimore community leader Glenn Ross leads scheduled bus tours through the surrounding neighborhoods to orient students to the community. Tours are offered at posted times during the summer months and the 1st term and 2nd term (around Orientation times). Tours are not offered in the winter months due to the cold weather. 

Baltimore Week: Every October, SOURCE joins forces with various student groups and departments on campus to host Baltimore Week. The week is filled with activities to introduce the Hopkins community to the local Baltimore community. Various speakers and community involvement opportunities are organized.

Practicing Justice SeriesPracticing Justice is an event and training approach to critical consciousness development, bringing intentional social justice orientation into community engagement and service-learning work. Throughout the year, SOURCE collaborates with various campus partners and student groups to host Practicing Justice workshops, panel discussions, and film screenings, which are followed by critical reflection sessions.

The Identity Clinic: The Identity Clinic, a partnership between JHU SOURCE and the Living Classrooms Foundation, seeks to assist Baltimore City residents who were formerly incarcerated, are experiencing homelessness or are in recovery obtain their basic identification. Currently on hold.

CBO Partner Panels: Panels of leaders from our partnering community-based organizations are brought together to discuss their organizational goals and missions as well as specific opportunities available for volunteers. Past panels can be viewed on our YouTube page.

Student Seminars and Workshops: These seminars and workshops are designed to prepare students for volunteer service and reflection on their experience. Topics include safety in the community, cultural competency, and many more. Seminars are announced on campus listservs and calendars, as well as SOURCE's Weekly Service Scoop.

Donation Drives: Ongoing donation drives to benefit the community are planned five times throughout the year. We coordinate with student groups in BSPH, JHSON and JHSOM to collect school supplies, canned food, household cleaning supplies, winter accessories, and toiletries. Click here for information on upcoming donation drives. 

National Volunteer Week Activities: Each April, the center hosts National Volunteer Week. Various activities occur throughout the week, including community-organization speakers, recognition banquet, community service awards, and service projects.

Community Service Awards: The Center also sponsors SOURCE Community Service Awards that are given to students, student organizations, faculty mentors, and community mentors who have performed outstanding service to a community-based organization. Nominations are due annually in March, and distributed in April, during National Volunteer Week. For more information, go to the SOURCE Service Awards page.

SOURCE Languages Volunteer Program: Do you read, write and speak another language? If so, please register within our SOURCE Languages Volunteers database. We receive requests from community partners for language volunteers (everything except for medical interpreters, who must be certified). If we receive a request from a community partner for a language that you use, we will reach out for assistance. Please register to be a Language Volunteer here.

Past Events and Video Clips

Have you missed out on a SOURCE Event? This is your chance to view our past events and hear special guests and topics of interest related to the community. Click here to watch!