Community Engagement

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  • Members of the Office of Community Engagement enjoyed sharing fun with our neighbors during Neighborhood Lights.

    Members of the Office of Community Engagement enjoyed sharing fun with our neighbors during Neighborhood Lights.

  • Members of the Francis King Carey School of Law’s trial team hosted 32 students from UMB partner school George Washington Elementary’s after-school program for a career exposure activity on March 13.

    Members of the Francis King Carey School of Law’s trial team hosted 32 students from UMB partner school George Washington Elementary’s after-school program for a career exposure activity on March 13.

  • UMB students, faculty, and staff provide more than 2 million hours of service annually to residents in communities surrounding the campus and throughout the state of Maryland.

    UMB students, faculty, and staff provide more than 2 million hours of service annually to residents in communities surrounding the campus and throughout the state of Maryland.

  • Brian Sturdivant, MSW, directs UMB resources to support local schools and families.

    Brian Sturdivant, MSW, directs UMB resources to support local schools and families.

  • Bronwyn Mayden, MSW, leads the Promise Heights Initiative.

    Bronwyn Mayden, MSW, leads the Promise Heights Initiative.

  • Bill Joyner, MSW, manages the Food for Community Program.

    Bill Joyner, MSW, manages the Food for Community Program.

  • Margaret Hayes, MS, leads A Bridge to Academic Excellence at the School of Pharmacy.

    Margaret Hayes, MS, leads A Bridge to Academic Excellence at the School of Pharmacy.

The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) serves as UMB's liaison to communities across the state of Maryland on behalf of the Office of the President.

Focusing on communities in West Baltimore that border the UMB campus, OCE develops and nurtures Universitywide partnerships with external stakeholders, including K-12 public schools, community organizations, nonprofits, and local businesses. We assist UMB's professional schools with the coordination of community engagement initiatives. Additionally, OCE coordinates faculty, staff, and student volunteer and service-learning initiatives to respond to needs identified by community partners.

Giving Opportunities

Help the UMB Community Engagement Center (CEC) touch lives and change the trajectory of children and families growing up in poverty and vulnerable situations in West Baltimore. 

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News

in the news

November 11, 2019  |  Third-grade students from three Baltimore City schools got a tasty lesson in healthy eating and exercising habits through the Kids to the Farmers Market Program.

in the news

October 30, 2019  |  The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is expanding its outreach to the surrounding West Baltimore community with the groundbreaking of a brand-new Community Engagement Center.

press release

September 23, 2019  |  University of Maryland, Baltimore Invites Community Members and City Leaders to Celebrate the Groundbreaking of $8 Million Community Engagement Center; Ravens' Hall of Famer Ray Lewis to Attend

hot topic

September 6, 2019  |  UMB’s Fall Fest 2019 attracted hundreds for outdoor fun.

in the news

August 22, 2019  |  This summer, the Grid hosted some of Baltimore's best and brightest teenagers for the five-week Bet on Baltimore program.

UMB/UMMC Community Engagement Strategic Plan

Visit the UMB/UMMC Partnership for West Baltimore Website and download the UMB/UMMC Community Engagement Strategic Plan.