Community Engagement

  • Volunteer Today to Be Part of the COVID-19 Response

    There are many ways civic-minded Marylanders can help during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Get the Scoop on Census 2020

    Census registration is open. Completing the census is mandatory. It’s our way to participate in democracy and say “I COUNT!”

    College students who live away from home should count themselves at their campus residence where they live and sleep most of the time, even if they are home on April 1, 2020.

    Learn more.

  • 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. 

News

in the news

April 7, 2020  |  UMB is collecting monetary donations to help order food from local businesses and provide free lunches to essential employees working on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

in the news

February 13, 2020  |  The University of Maryland, Baltimore welcomes Tyrone Roper, MSW, as the new director of the Community Engagement Center.

January 8, 2020  |  The University of Maryland, Baltimore lights up campus buildings in a show of "Purple Pride" for the hometown Baltimore Ravens football team.

December 26, 2019  |  West Baltimore residents gather to bid farewell to Dr. Perman in his transition from UMB president to USM Chancellor; enjoy holiday cheer at Community Engagement Center.

December 6, 2019  |  The University of Maryland School of Medicine marked three decades of outreach to West Baltimore during Project Feast on Thanksgiving Day.

UMB/UMMC Community Engagement Strategic Plan

Visit the UM Partnership With West Baltimore and download the UMB/UMMC Community Engagement Strategic Plan.