One of the best ways Johns Hopkins, as an educational institution, can support Baltimore is by supporting its residents’ education. Over the past two years, the university has launched, or formed partnerships on, a number of initiatives that support Baltimore students of all ages. These programs bolster classroom programming, foster student health and well-being, and increase college access and affordability.
- Johns Hopkins has partnered with Barclay Elementary/Middle School to create the city’s first pre-K through eighth-grade program dedicated to creating a foundation in engineering and computer science, and has built a computer engineering lab at the school.
- The university is a partner in Vision for Baltimore, which provides free eyeglasses and vision screenings for pre-kindergartners to eighth-graders in all Baltimore City public schools.
- Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, and University of Maryland, Baltimore, have partnered with Paul Laurence Dunbar High School for the P-TECH Dunbar program, one of Maryland’s first P-TECH programs, offering degrees in health information technology, respiratory care, or surgical technology to prepare students for higher education and careers in tech and health sciences.