The Center for Social Concern is the student life office dedicated to community service and civic engagement and is under the umbrella of Johns Hopkins University’s Academic Services.
The Center for Social Concern emphasizes the value of service with others, rather than the commonly accepted concept of service to others. The volunteer and client enter into an educational process where both benefit from the interaction and reciprocal learning is the common ground for all of our initiatives. Our programs and efforts are striving to create a "better community" in and around the Johns Hopkins campus.
Specifically, the CSC:
- Houses over 60 community service groups that perform direct service to the Baltimore Community (NOTE: the Office of Student Activities administers all the other student groups on campus)
- Oversees the JHU Tutorial Project, an in-house tutoring program for Baltimore area elementary school students
- Oversees the Community Impact Internships Program (CIIP), recruiting, selecting and supporting 50 undergraduate interns for community-based summer internships in Baltimore nonprofits and government agenciesProvides seed money for individual students who wish to coordinate community-based programming in Baltimore
- Administers a community-based Federal Work Study program
- Serves as a resource for students, faculty, and community organizations who want to develop community-based learning (CBL) opportunities
- Runs seven weekend and week-long Alternative Break programs, each focusing on a different issue area
In summer 2009, CSC's main facility moved from Levering Hall to 3103 North Charles Street (called the Center for Social Concern Building). This three story row home houses all of CSC's programs and student services, except its Johns Hopkins University Tutorial Project.
The Johns Hopkins Tutorial Project is located on the second floor of Levering Hall. This location is unique in that the main area of the space contains an incredible floor-to-ceiling mural done by Robert R. Hieronimus, Ph.D. "The Apocalypse" was commissioned in 1968 by Dr. Chester Wickwire, then-Chaplain of the Johns Hopkins University.
- Abby Neyenhouse, Assistant Director
- Caroline Ouwerkerk, Assistant Director
- Carolyn Mack, Administrative Coordinator
- Gia Grier McGinnis, Associate Director
- Kelly Milo, Operations Assistant and Senior Research Program Coordinator
- Marie Ferguson, MDCCC AmeriCorps*VISTA, Food as Medicine Coordinator
- Megan Scharmann, Event Coordinator
Rollin Johnson, Jr. Director
- Susan Chase, Administrative Secretary
- Young Song, Tutorial Project Director