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Mindi LevinMindi B. Levin, MS, CHES ®; JHSPH Faculty

Community Hero Award

Founder and Director, JHU SOURCE;
Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, HBS (primary) and HPM (joint)

Mindi Levin is the Founder/Director of SOURCE, the community engagement and service-learning center for the JHU Schools of Public Health, Nursing and Medicine. SOURCE’s mission is to engage the health professional schools and Baltimore communities in mutually beneficial partnerships that promote health and social justice. Opportunities coordinated through SOURCE provide professional development opportunities for students, while simultaneously responding to community-identified needs.

Together with her team, Levin has worked to integrate public health practice and community engagement activities into the academic curriculum, and to provide programs and services that embrace the values of service, justice, diversity and reciprocity. She teaches and supports a variety of service-learning courses, and trains faculty and community leaders in service-learning pedagogy. She created and serves as faculty co-sponsor for the Community-Based Public Health certificate. Other initiatives that Levin has helped develop include: The Connection Community Consultants, SOURCE HIV Counseling and Testing, SOURCE Service-Learning Faculty and Community Fellows, SOURCE Service Scholars, The Identity Clinic, and Baltimore Action Projects.

Her work has been recognized with a multitude of honors, including the Institutional Leadership Award from Campus Compact of the MidAtlantic, Excellence in Practice from ACPA College Student Educators International, Michael Jenkins Humanitarian Award from Operation PULSE, and Very Important Professionals by the Daily Record. Over 13,000 JHU students have logged more than 400,000 hours of service in Baltimore through SOURCE since 2005.