Community Engagement In Action

UMB leadership feels strongly that our West Baltimore neighbors, as well as stakeholders throughout Baltimore City, should feel at home on the UMB campus. Equally as important, our faculty, staff, and students should be comfortable engaging in activities in our surrounding community in support of K-12 schools, local merchants, nonprofit organizations, faith-based institutions, and beyond.

To this end, the Office of Community Engagement creates opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to engage with our broader West Baltimore community in the spirit of being a good neighbor and to support West Baltimore in addressing some of its most pressing needs. Examples of this interaction are detailed in the stories below.

On March 12, 2019, a group of Franklin Square Elementary Middle School students were invited to come to the Francis King Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

The students acted as jurors in a fairy tale mock trial, Belle vs. Gaston. The students learned a lot about what it takes to be a lawyer and got to the chance to talk to current law school students about higher education and their career paths.

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UMB Community in the News

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

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November 13, 2019  |  A top-tier multidisciplinary team confronted the challenges of chronic pain at a community discussion.

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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.

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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.

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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