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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July 28, 2022  |  School of Pharmacy PATIENTS Program's collaboration with West Baltimore stakeholders seeks to increase African American participation in COVID-19 vaccine research.

July 13, 2022  |  The University of Maryland, Baltimore teams up with Moving History for a summer enrichment program that teaches African culture and traditions through visual and performing arts.

June 23, 2022  |  The University of Maryland, Baltimore joined friends and neighbors in West Baltimore to celebrate freedom with the Community Engagement Center’s second annual Juneteenth Jubilee.

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June 6, 2022  |  After a two-year hiatus, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) teamed up with Maryland first lady Yumi Hogan to bring back the Neighborhood Spring Festival.

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April 27, 2022  |  University of Maryland, Baltimore & Maryland First Lady to Bring West Baltimore Neighbors Together with First Spring Festival Since COVID-19 Pandemic.