SOURCE Social Justice Strategic Plan
Why a Strategic Plan?
Following the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015, SOURCE (the community engagement and service-learning center for the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine) recognized its unique position to deepen relationships in Baltimore City by establishing critical consciousness development in service-learning pedagogy and programming. Through enhanced funding from the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Public Health and Nursing, SOURCE was able to expand its team with a new staff position. The inaugural Assistant Director of Academic Service-Learning (ADASL) role was designed to provide faculty and community with service-learning program and course support, and to establish social justice orientation for SOURCE. This Plan is designed to help SOURCE accomplish such a goal.
How was this Plan created?
After joining SOURCE in September 2016 as the inaugural ADASL, Keilah A. Jacques launched SOURCE’s Social Justice Task Force. The Task Force was charged with supporting the center in relevant, intentional, and strategic incorporation of a social justice orientation into the work done with students, faculty and the Baltimore community.
What will the Plan do?
Over 12 months, a group of students, faculty, and staff from the JHU Schools of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine, and community stakeholders, committed to a yearlong plan development process. The process created a three year strategic plan, to guide SOURCE’s team in effectively implementing and measuring the success of this enhanced social justice approach.