Homewood Community Partners Initiative

The Homewood Community Partners Initiative grew out of a greater understanding that the health and well-being of Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus is inextricably tied to the physical, social, and economic well being of its surrounding neighborhoods.

The best community-university partnerships recognize that there is an alignment of interests between the university and community.  Students, faculty, and staff share the community’s interest in safer streets, better schools, and more dynamic retail.

The 10 neighborhoods and one commercial district around the Homewood campus have great strengths and are well positioned for small- and large-scale market-rate development. Yet, some of the neighborhoods have significant challenges in public safety, sanitation, housing blight, quality education, and retail development.

The 29 recommendations in the HCPI report fall into five categories: quality of life, blight elimination, education, commercial and retail development, local hiring and purchasing.  These strategies are designed to strengthen neighborhoods. At its core, HCPI is a partnership that brings the unique strengths of its partners to the table around a common vision. Johns Hopkins will act as catalyst, convener, and advocate. 

Read the HCPI report, "A Call to Action." [PDF] »

Read more about HCPI activities:

The Washington Post: After the riots, Baltimore’s best shot at redemption may be its arts community - June 10, 2015

Johns Hopkins contributes to $1.6M in rennovations for two Baltimore schools – August 28, 2013 [PDF]

Johns Hopkins and its neighbors launch public safety effort – Jan-Feb 2015 [PDF]

HCPI recives a 2015 Smart Growth Communities award from
the MD Sustainable Growth Commission
– Nov. 25, 2014 [PDF]

Johns Hopkins, MICA put down roots in Station North
Arts and Entertainment District
– Nov-Dec 2014 [PDF]

HCPI receives a collaboration award from the
Community Development Network of MD
– Nov. 7, 2014

Broadway East Historic Homes coming to East Baltimore in fall 2015 – Sept. 30, 2014 [PDF]

Grand openings for new library, Early Childhood Center in East Baltimore – Sept. 11, 2014 [PDF]

Atwater's cafe and market coming to the Science + Technology Park – Sept. 8, 2014 [PDF]

Johns Hopkins-run Early Childhood Center opens in East Baltimore – Sept./Oct. 2014 [PDF]

New Henderson-Hopkins school in East Baltimore opens its doors – Jan. 7, 2014 [PDF]

Bringing back the Parkway Theatre – February, 2013 [PDF]

The changing face of East Baltimore – January, 2013 [PDF]

JHU to give $10M to Homewood-area projects – January, 2013 [PDF]

Northeast Market to get a makeover – January, 2013 [PDF]

Breaking new ground in East Baltimore – June 12, 2012 [PDF]