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 was invited to visit 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 law school students about higher education and their career paths.

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June 22, 2021  |  The University of Maryland, Baltimore partnered with City Ranch to bring a free youth horseback riding program to West Baltimore.

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May 12, 2021  |  One year after quarantine, the UMB Community Engagement Center brings neighbors back together with its free community lunch program.

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April 13, 2021  |  The Community Engagement Center (CEC) partners with nursing students to canvass neighborhoods in West Baltimore and get community members signed up for a vaccine appointment.

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January 27, 2021  |  UMB's Office of Community Engagement starts Small Business Volunteer Initiative to help women-, minority-, and immigrant-owned local businesses during COVID-19 pandemic.

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January 25, 2021  |  Dr. Fauci has an open and honest discussion with Baltimore clergy leaders about the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials.