Peabody operates a range of innovative programs that bring musicians and Baltimore community members together - these programs impact more than 20,000 young people in our city each year. The Music Entrepreneurship & Career Center also assists Peabody students and alumni to develop new projects that engage the community.
By taking part in these initiatives, Peabody students contribute to Baltimore's vibrant cultural life, build important skills, and discover ways to make their music relevant to diverse audiences.
MECC sponsors and facilitates numerous community engagement initiatives, including off-campus work-study programs in which Peabody students work in Baltimore public schools and with the Baltimore Symphony education department. We also guide students and alumni to develop and fund performances that impact diverse people in the Baltimore-Washington region.
Contact MECC for more information.
Resources for Community Involvement (via the JHU Office of Student Affairs)
- Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH). Excellent resources for community-campus programs, and the CCPH Principles of Community-Campus Partnerships are relevant even to those working outside of the health field.
- Campus Compact Student Resource Page. A national organization that builds capacity for community engagement on college campuses, the Campus Compact student resource page offers program models, best practices in mentoring, tips for campus organizing, and more.
- Youth Service America (YSA) Resource Page. YSA focuses on service-learning programs - it's website is especially useful if you aim to work with school-aged youth and are looking for project ideas.
- National Youth Development Information Center. See the toolkit for developing after-school programs (note that it refers to “CBOs” - JHU would be the CBO under their framework).
More About Community Engagement at Peabody
Watch the video Pathways to Peabody, which profiles participants in Peabody's renowned Tuned-In, Junior Bach, and Boys Ballet programs.
Additional information about selected Community Engagement Programs at Peabody.