Commitment to Our Communities

Johns Hopkins University is nested in local, national, and international communities. The university is not only in Baltimore—it is truly and proudly of Baltimore. As the city’s largest anchor institution, firmly rooted in the city’s past and its future, we feel the constant pull of urban issues.

We are connected in a similar way to our larger national and international communities. Our education, research, and medical care extend to every corner of the country. And no academic institution has demonstrated a greater commitment to the developing world, or played a larger role in seeking to remedy the impact of the gaping disparities in wealth, health, and education around the globe.

Our university has the capacity to contribute so much to the communities of which we are a part. We must galvanize our intellectual and moral strengths—for the betterment of our communities and the betterment of ourselves.