Improving Community Health

Kids to Farmers Market Program The UMB Office of Community Engagement in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and the Hippodrome Foundation promote proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles for students who attend our partner K-12 schools in West Baltimore. Our programming features nutrition workshops, healthy cooking demonstrations, …

Supporting Education and Youth Development

Our approach is a simple, three-prong strategy – we will support education and youth development through school partnerships, mentor programs, and by introducing youth to health care and bioscience. School Partnerships The Partnership with West Baltimore, in alignment with the Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) community schools model, is partnering …

Strengthening Economic and Community Development

The Partnership with West Baltimore, in alignment with community-based workforce organizations, provides access to employment opportunities. Our goal is to build a pipeline of qualified applicants by leveraging strategic partnerships, removing barriers, and providing advancement opportunities. We are supporting West Baltimore residents in the following areas: Career assessment Career exploration …

Town Hall Meeting Introduces “Partnership With West Baltimore”

The University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Maryland Medical Center have re-committed to our collaborative efforts by forming “Partnership With West Baltimore, where we’re working to improve the health and lives of community residents. To that end, UMB and UMMC held a town hall meeting on Thursday, May …

“How to Get a Job at a Hospital”- A Workforce Training Event

On Thursday, April 6, the University of Maryland Workforce Initiative hosted How to Get a Job at a Hospital. This evening workshop was co-sponsored by the Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare. Baltimore has over 15 hospitals that hire thousands of people every year. Potential employees understand that these positions …

Girl Talk Program at James McHenry Elementary School

Two staff members from the university and the hospital designed and launched Girl Talk, a storytelling program for third grade girls at James McHenry Elementary/Middle School. Erin Walton, LCSW-C, Violence Prevention Program Clinical Supervisor in the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center’s Center for Injury Prevention and Policy, and Kelly …