Catalyst Magazine

A Sharp Leader: The Shining Light of SWCOS’ Wendy Shaia

She has has led the school’s Social Work Community Outreach Service since 2013.

Community Impact

Community Impact Archives

UMB’s Commitment to Community

The UMB Community Campus is the centerpiece of the University’s deep commitment to West Baltimore and to the collaboration — undertaken with its neighbors — that will strengthen it.

Making a PAL-pable Difference

When Cpl. Hazel Lewis walks into the UMB Community Engagement Center on a weekday afternoon, she is always greeted with a chorus of excited elementary school children.

Clinic Steps Up for Immigrants

To understand the work of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, listen to the tale of J.R., whose name has been changed to protect his privacy.

Connecting Neighbors to Jobs

After an eight-hour shift, Ayisha Harris has a half-hour to get to her second full-time job as a housekeeper in the Bressler Research Building at UMB.

Legal Advice, Too

Every Tuesday, the UMB Community Engagement Center is filled with students from the Francis King Carey School of Law for the JustAdvice legal clinic.

“Art Brings All of Us Together”

UMB’s first piece of public art stands proudly at the corner of Baltimore and Pine streets, a 30-foot-tall kinetic sculpture by artist Eric Peltzer.

Port to Discovery

Like any devoted parent, Lekisha McCray wants to take her children to exciting places where they can have fun and explore.

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Lynne Henry, Laura Kozak, Larry Kushner, Jennifer Litchman, Thomas Sullivan, Kate Tafelski


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