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.

  • Remembering Ms. Anita

    It is with a very heavy heart that the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Office of Community Engagement shares the news of Anita Maynor Warren’s passing.

    Read more about Ms. Anita

  • 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.

  • 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

July 17, 2020  |  UMB's Community Engagement Center is partnering with Project Waves to install Wi-Fi towers across West Baltimore to provide free internet access to hundreds of families.

in the news

June 16, 2020  |  UMB’s Community Engagement Center moves its weekly exercise classes to a virtual platform in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 12, 2020  |  Promise Heights initiative chief Bronwyn Mayden and Union Baptist Senior Pastor Rev. Alvin Hathaway talk about coping and thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

in the news

May 6, 2020  |  UMB's Community Engagement Center teamed with Southwest Baltimore’s Arabber Preservation Society to deliver 2,000 pounds of frozen chicken to West Baltimore.

in the news

April 20, 2020  |  The UMB Community Engagement Center delivers dozens of donated care packages to PAL Program families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UMB/UMMC Community Engagement Strategic Plan

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