About Johns Hopkins Outreach

How is Johns Hopkins supporting the surrounding community? How are we commercializing technology? Read about some facts about our outreach initiatives.

Supporting Public Schools

The Johns Hopkins University has contributed $1.6 million to renovate two public schools near the Homewood campus. The upgrades at Margaret Brent and Barclay elementary and middle schools included handicapped access, a renovated cafeteria and kitchen, security system. Read more.

Moving Business Forward

Last summer, Johns Hopkins unveiled FastForward, a business accelerator that seeks to spark cutting-edge technology companies and then keep them in the city to bolster the local economy. Inventions being refined through FastForward include technology for detecting single strands of DNA, cancer-testing kits, and a computerized probe that greatly simplifies ultrasound-guided biopsies. Read more.

Revitalizing the Community

The university has been a key partner in the redevelopment of the 88-acre parcel north of the Johns Hopkins medical campus, an area of the city that once had a 70 percent vacancy rate, high crime, and a poverty rate. In addition to the Science + Technology Park, the area features the 22-story 929 apartment complex that targets graduate students; 10-story parking garage that houses the newly opened Walgreens and a student health clinic, restaurants, and more. The Henderson-Hopkins School for K-8 students opened recently and will be operated by JHU and Morgan State University. A hotel, supermarket, and urban park are in the development plan. Read more.

To Market, To Market

Northeast Market, located on East Monument Street and one of the city’s five public markets, recently got a makeover, thanks to JHU and Johns Hopkins Medicine support. A frequent destination for employee looking for lunch spot got a renovating dining area, improved lighting and healthier menu makeovers. Read more.

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