In a message to the Johns Hopkins community today, university President Ronald J. Daniels outlined recent initiatives the university and health system are undertaking to "help bend the trajectory of our city."
As he welcomed students, faculty and staff to the start of a new academic year, Daniels recounted connections that Johns Hopkins has made with Baltimore residents through the Summer Jobs Program, school uniform drive, and ex-offenders hiring program. He also highlighted a new public school partnership, research projects, workforce training, and the upcoming launch of the HopkinsLocal economic inclusion initiative.
"As you all know, Johns Hopkins' commitment to our city and our neighbors is not new," Daniels said in his message. "It is part of who we are, inherent in our work from clinics to classrooms. And in the wake of the unrest in Baltimore last spring—a moment that laid bare harsh and multi-generational inequalities—our work is ever more important."
The full text of the email message can be found on The Hub.