September 12, 2011

President’s Day of Service scheduled for Sept. 24

On Saturday, Sept. 24, more than 1,000 Johns Hopkins students, faculty, staff and alumni will fan out over Baltimore and beyond to lend a hand to local nonprofit organizations and community centers.

The President’s Day of Service, organized by the Johns Hopkins Center for Social Concern, was set into motion by President Ron Daniels when he took office in fall 2009 as part of his commitment to serving the city. The initiative is an outgrowth of Involved, a former freshman day of service that introduced incoming Homewood students to the city. Today, participants come from all over the university and this year will be heading to projects that range from neighborhood beautification efforts to working one-on-one with kids, the elderly and other Baltimore residents.

Registration for individuals is now under way at and will remain open through Friday, Sept. 16. Student groups can sign up through that date at; the group with the most members volunteering will receive a $200 prize.