Opportunities

All opportunities at the Community Engagement Center are free for community members, students and staff, due to the partnerships and resources of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  

Fitness

Fresh Start Fitness
Saturdays 10 to 11 a.m. 
High and low intensity interval training class that uses resistance bands to build strength. Drop-in only; no registration required.

Yoga
Mondays 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. 
Join us for a soothing session. Have your mat, towel, and water ready. Drop-in only; no registration required.

 

 

 

Line Dancing 
Tuesdays 6 to 7 p.m. 
Move and groove to high-energy dances like the Wobble and Cupid Shuffle. Drop-in only; no registration required.

Zumba 
Thursdays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 
Join this supportive group that cheers for one another while moving at their own pace. Drop-in only; no registration required.

Senior Dance
Thursdays 10 to 11 a.m. 
This exciting class is designed for older adults to improve health and physical mobility. Drop-in only; no registration required.

Programs

Art Classes
Explore 
new artists and techniques in weekly classes through our partnership with Art with a Heart. All levels are welcome. Register here.

Adults: Wednesdays 5:30-7 p.m. 

Seniors: Fridays Noon-1:30 p.m. 

Family: 2nd Mondays 6-7 p.m.

Chat n' Paint: 1st Mondays 6-7:30 p.m.

 

Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL)
Mondays (3-5 grade) and Wednesdays (6 to 8 grade) 4 to 5:30 p.m. (school year only)

The UMB PAL Program provides free mentoring and enrichment for youth in grades 3 to 8 with mentors from the UMB Police Department. The program provides participants with opportunities to learn and play through games and fun activities.  Youth build relationships with UMB police and security officers and gain a better understanding of what it takes to serve the community. Register your child here.

Family Movie Night
3rd Fridays 6 to 8 p.m.

Spend an evening at "Cinema CEC" to watch a movie on the big screen. Bring your family and enjoy a blockbuster film for free. Register here.

Family Science Night
1st Fridays 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Meet "Rocket Reba" and learn with the family through this interactive scientific presentation. Register here.

Community Chess
2nd Fridays 6 to 8 p.m.

Join us for a family-friendly evening of chess. Coaches from The Board Room Chess guide players at all levels of play, whether it's your first time or you've been playing for years. Register here.

 

Makerspace

Free maker-based technology programs for youth, adults and seniors. Join us every week or once in a while to learn a new skill and create your own products. Participants will have the opportunity to work with 3D printers, vinyl cutters, fabrication machines, laser cutters, robots, and other state-of-the-art technology. 

Rec2Tech
Session dates coming soon. 

In partnership with Baltimore City Rec and Parks, Rec2Tech is a youth maker-based technology program that offers a variety of hands-on workshops. Topics include game design, robotics, product creation, graphic design and more.

Makerspace Trainings
Mondays 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; 1st Saturdays 10-Noon

Learn to safely operate a Makerspace tool in the first hour of the workshop, then apply your skills through independent practice in the remaining hour of the class. Register here or contact lcori@umaryland.edu for more information.

 

Open Build
Contact for upcoming dates.

Did you successfully complete one of our makerspace trainings? Drop in to use the equipment and work on your own projects with support for an experienced Makerspace Specialist. Contact Cori Leyden-Sussler or call 410-706-5211 to register.

Workforce Development

Workforce Wednesdays
Wednesdays 2 to 5 p.m. Walk-ins welcome; virtual appointments available by appointment.

Looking for help finding a job or job training? We help job seekers get on the right track. Receive one-on-one guidance about job resources in the area, résumé writing, and applications. Consult with our team, including a Southwest Works representative and volunteers from UMB’s Human Resources office. 

Schedule a virtual appointment here. Check out the Workforce Wednesday Facebook page for additional information, resources, and live updates. 

Community Meals

Join us once a month for a free grab n' go meal from a local restaurant. Please see below for upcoming dates:

Jan. 11: Dinner, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 8: Lunch, Noon to 1 p.m.
March 1: Dinner, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
April 5: Lunch, Noon to 1 p.m.
May 3: Dinner, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
June 7: Lunch, Noon to 1 p.m.

Computer Lab

The computer lab is open to neighbors Monday through Friday 9am – 5pm. Please note that these open days and times depend on if programming is happening in the computer lab. If possible, please call ahead to confirm if the lab is available.  

Services

Health Suite
Make an appointment here. Walk-in hours: 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The CEC health suite will offer programs to support neighbors with health and social needs. Examples of services include: 

  • Conducting health assessments and screenings to link neighors to providers
  • Assisting neighbors with health care navigation and coordination 
  • Provide health education and coaching
  • Connecting neighbors to resources that can help with health and social needs

The JustAdvice Project Legal Clinic 
Tuesdays 3:15  to 5:15 p.m. January 17-March 14; March 28-April 11

Meet with a lawyer to discuss your legal questions and receive brief advice, free of charge. To make an appointment, call 410-929-4809 or email justadviceclinic@gmail.com. Walk-ins are welcome, but must arrive by 4:15pm to be seen. 

CASH Campaign of Maryland

Housed in the CEC, the CASH Campaign of Maryland provides Financial Empowerment services such as free tax preparation, financial coaching and benefits screenings.  

  • Free Tax Preparation- for households with income of $60,000 or less 
  • Benefits Screenings- fast and confidential screenings for 22 benefit programs such as energy assistance, medication, phones, food and more.
  • Financial Coaching- ongoing support by phone or video. Achieve short-term goals such as budgeting, building credit and paying off debt.  
  • Financial Planning- one private session with a Certified Financial Planner. Achieve long-term goals such as retirement, college savings, and homeownership. 

Make an appointment here, or call 410-541-5086.

To make a tax appointment, call 410-234-8008 or visit bmorefreetax.org

 

United Way of Central Maryland
Housed in the CEC, United Way of Central Maryland provides services to support those who need to be connected to resources: 

  • Community Resources: Neighbors can meet with a 211 Community Resource Specialist to get help finding resources and services. Get connected to resources here.  
  • Homeless Eviction Prevention: Families with school-age children who are at risk of being evicted can meet with a case manager to learn about available resources to help families stay housed. If you live in zip codes 21223, 21201, 21230, to get help, contact 211 and listen for the housing option.