Johns Hopkins Pledges $10-Million to Support Surrounding Neighborhoods

The university pledged to support the neighborhoods surrounding its Homewood campus, in Baltimore, with $10-million over five years. University officials also announced plans to hire more city residents and make more purchases from local businesses.

“I’m grateful to Johns Hopkins for stepping in at a time of scarce federal and state resources to get the communities’ effort started and support it financially,” Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement. “I hope that other institutions, businesses and foundations will also get involved.”

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