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

We encourage you to register in advance by creating a CommunityPass account.  A select number of drop-in spots are available at first-come, first serve. For more information, call 410-706-8260. 

Yoga
Mondays 6 to 7 p.m. 
Join us for a soothing session. Have your mat, towel, and water ready. 

Line Dancing 
Tuesdays 6 to 7 p.m. 
Move and groove to high-energy dances like the Wobble and Cupid Shuffle. 

Community Walk
Wednesdays 12:15-1 p.m. *moving to Tuesdays 12:15-1 p.m. effective 9/5*
Join our friends from St. Peter's Adult Learning Center every week for a easy-paced loop around the neighborhood. Rain or shine; wear comfortable shoes and meet in front of the CEC.

 

Zumba 
Thursdays 6 to 7 p.m. 
Join this supportive group that cheers for one another while moving at their own pace. 

Senior Dance
Thursdays 10 to 11 a.m. 
This exciting class is designed for older adults to improve health and physical mobility, but all are welcome. 

Youth and Family Programs

We encourage you to create a free CommunityPass account to register for our programs. For assistance, please call 410-706-1974.

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 and Wednesdays 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 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.

Candles & Conversations
2nd Tuesdays; rotating morning & evening classes.
Participate in an intimate candle making workshop where we bring the light to you! You'll learn how to make one 5.5oz hand-crafted candle while enjoying light refreshments, stimulating conversation and a good ol' time. Register here.

Makerspace

Free maker-based technology programs for 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.  For more information on the CEC Makerspace, contact Jermaine Glover at 410-706-5522

Open Build
Tues & Thurs 2-6 p.m.
Drop in to use our equipment and tools and work on your own projects with support from our Maker team.  Need training? Come right at 2 p.m. for a 1-hour crash course in vinyl, sewing, or 3D printing. Contact Jermaine Glover for the upcoming schedule or call 410-706-5522. Adults only.

Family Maker Night
3rd Fridays 6-8 p.m.
Join us for an evening of intergenerational STEM workshop lead by Digital Harbor Foundation. Families will be introduced to a new maker technology each month through hand's on learning and walk away with their own completed project. Register here.

 

Sit n' Sew
1st & 3rd Mondays 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
Love to sew? Drop-in to work on your own sewing project while receiving support from neighbors & our maker team. Sewing machines and other essential tools will be provided. No registration; call 410-706-5522 with questions. Adults only.

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 on the first Wednesday of every month for a delicious meal from a local restaurant. Catch up with neighbors, make new friends, and learn about the opportunities at the CEC. No registration required. Interested in volunteering? Click here.
*all meals are currently grab n' go dinners until further notice*

Upcoming dates:

--Wednesday, Feb. 7 5:30-6:30 p.m.
--Wednesday, March 6 5:30-6:30 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  
Tuesdays 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. January 16-April 5

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 $64,000 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 at the CEC, call 410-234-8008 or visit bmorefreetax.org. The phone line will be operational Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. 

 

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.