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

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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.

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.

A Neighborly Thing to Do

The improved LNYW Program offers eligible employees a UMB grant of $16,000 — plus $2,500 from the city of Baltimore — to help with closing costs and down payments.

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.

Port to Discovery

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

“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.

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.

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