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University of Maryland, Baltimore opens Community Engagement Center

University of Maryland, Baltimore opens Community Engagement Center

Cassandra Fair enjoyed exercise class. Anita Maynor received resume writing tips and job leads. Others got blood pressure screenings, legal advice or access to organic food.

All of this happened under the same West Baltimore roof that houses the new Community Engagement Center, the brainchild of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Although it officially opened Saturday in Poppleton with a festival beginning at 10 a.m., the center quietly began operating in October. It's a kind of one-stop shop for various services the campus has offered its neighbors for years, plus new offerings like exercise and wellness classes and workforce training and job fairs that officials...

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