The Student Engagement Office coordinates community-based learning opportunities for undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students with interest in art education, art therapy, community organizing, and nonprofit work. Through the Community Art and Service Program students will:
Develop knowledge of Baltimore, including its history of racial and economic oppression, as well as an understanding of current injustices facing the city. Through this history, students will also gain a better understanding of the many nonprofits in Baltimore and the issues they are working to resolve.
Understand how art can be used as a change agent through site work, discussion, and professional development workshops.
Cultivate an awareness of and respect for other cultures, as well as how your personal identity contributes to the world around you.
Mature professionally as artists and project facilitators in order to work collaboratively with peers, community members, and nonprofit organizations.
Acquire skills to independently connect with community, develop project plans and timelines, and implement sustainable change.
Critically reflect on and discuss your experience with peers in order to grow and appreciate your role as an artist and activist, both locally and globally.