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Johns Hopkins Medicine: An Ongoing Commitment to Community

The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been an anchor in Baltimore since 1889, working under the vision of its founder: to provide care to all, regardless of race, sex or creed.

As one of the world's premier medical institutions, Johns Hopkins Medicine has the best and the brightest employees, many of whom wake up in Baltimore City, go to work in Baltimore City and call Baltimore City home. Learn how we're working together to build a healthy community



Summer jobs for Baltimore youth since 2014





People offered service through the Community Health Partnership





Community partners and programs captured in the Community Engagement Inventory


We stand with Baltimore: Just a few of the myriad ways Johns Hopkins and its employees engage in activities to benefit our community.

Paul Rothman, Ron Peterson and Ron Daniels

Johns Hopkins' Commitment to Baltimore

Johns Hopkins’ commitment to Baltimore is not new—it was inherent in the founding of our institutions and in countless initiatives in the decades since. But over the past year, we’ve been inspired by the ways you have thought anew about our connections to Baltimore and aligned your work with the health of this city.”

Read the letter from Johns Hopkins leaders Ron Daniels, Paul Rothman and Ron Peterson to the Johns Hopkins community about the continuing efforts to make the city stronger. 

Commitment to Baltimore infographic

View Our Commitment 

Since The Johns Hopkins Hospital opened its doors in 1889, we have dedicated ourselves to helping the community. Here are just a few of the many ways Johns Hopkins and its employees are committed to the community. 

View the infographic

Living, Working and Volunteering in Baltimore City

Time for Baltimore


Experience how Johns Hopkins employees are helping their neighbors through their own volunteer efforts.

View the entire series.

Jean Smith

People Behind the Promise

Discover the people whose efforts are transforming the way we relate to our patients and surrounding communities.

View the entire series.

Kellen Knowles

My Baltimore

Hear what the students of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine love about their new hometown.

View the entire series.

Community Impact Reports

community benefit report (FY 2017)

Community Benefit Report: FY 2017

By supporting community institutions – congregations, schools, nonprofit organizations, and neighborhood centers – Johns Hopkins Medicine is able to reach those with the greatest needs. We are committed to strengthening connections through increased dialogue and collaboration to help strengthen our communities.

View the FY 2017 Community Benefit Report

HopkinsLocal Community Report Year Two

HopkinsLocal Progress Report: Year Two

Two years after the launch of HopkinsLocal, leaders from Johns Hopkins University and Health System provided an update on the institutions' efforts to expand economic opportunities for Baltimore businesses and residents. 

Read the Year Two Progress Report

Community Initiatives


HopkinsLocal: Build. Hire. Buy.

HopkinsLocal is Johns Hopkins’ firm commitment to leverage its economic power and build on existing community partnerships, projects and programs to sustain healthier, safer and more vibrant communities in Baltimore City.

Visit the HopkinsLocal Website to learn more.


BLocal: Build. Hire. Buy.

Baltimore-area businesses have joined together to expand existing programs or launch new ones to build, hire, invest, and buy locally. 

Learn more about the BLocal initiative.



Interested in finding out what's going on in your community? Have an event you’d like your neighbors to attend? Need people to volunteer at your nonprofit? 

Visit the Johns Hopkins community website to trade ideas and information about what's going on in the neighborhood.