Construction in East BaltimoreIt's a gray, but busy day here in East Baltimore as the Bloomberg School hosts a Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America.

East Baltimore is home to our School. The Johns Hopkins campus here includes the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The past few years have seen a lot of change in our neighborhood and it’s exciting – not just for the University, but for the community we share this space with.

Recently, the Johns Hopkins Gazette published two articles on changes coming to East Baltimore.

The Changing Face of East Baltimore

New mixed-use neighborhood rises just north of university's medical campus

Northeast Market to get a Makeover

Johns Hopkins partners with Baltimore City and other stakeholders to revitalize a landmark public market

The projects are inspiring and make me proud to be part of a University that takes care of its neighbors.

Summer Slurpees at the new 7-Eleven are just an added bonus.