Johns Hopkins SAIS students participate in community service projects on the National Mall


Students at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) are partnering with the National Park Service to beautify some of the nation’s most historic landmarks in Washington, D.C.

More than 250 students will participate in area beautification around the monuments and memorials of the National Mall on Friday, Sept. 2 as a part of their orientation. The school's second annual Day of Service also coincides with National Park Service’s yearlong celebration of its 100th anniversary.

“It is important for our students to have a commitment to the community beyond the classroom, and getting connected early sets a foundation for the rest of their time at Johns Hopkins SAIS,” said Khorey Baker, director of student life. “Throughout the year, students are able to participate in a plethora of service opportunities including activities with SAIS Corps community service club, our tutoring partnership with Garrison Elementary, and a number of resource drives organized by students.”  

This year’s beautification project continues the spirit of volunteerism at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Students have also assisted the Neighborhood Farm Initiative, D.C. Office on Aging, Washington Youth Garden, Capital Area Food Bank, Reading Partners, Rock Creek Conservancy, Ethiopian Community Center, Howard University Community Garden, Salvation Army, So Others Might Eat, National Park Service, and UDC’s Garden of the Senses.

Media Contacts
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile

Mike Litterst
Public Affairs Officer
National Park Service
National Mall & Memorial Parks
202.245.4676 office

About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today’s critical issues. For seven decades, students have distinguished themselves by pursuing academic excellence in international relations. The school was established in Washington, D.C. in 1943, and opened its campus in Bologna, Italy in 1955. It initiated one of the first Western university programs in the People’s Republic of China when it launched a campus in Nanjing in 1986.

The school’s mission is to provide an interdisciplinary professional education that prepares a diverse graduate student body for internationally related positions of responsibility; to foster research, scholarship and cross-cultural exchange; and to contribute knowledge, expertise and leadership to the global community.

For more information, visit or @SAISHopkins.

About National Mall and Memorial Parks
The National Park Service’s National Mall and Memorial Parks preserves, protects, and interprets the symbolic and monumental civic spaces and commemorative works in the center of the Nation’s Capital that honor American ideals and values, distinguished public figures, and military and civilian sacrifices and contributions. On the National Mall these sites include the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, World War II Memorial, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. National Mall and Memorial Parks also serves as a public park and open space for active civic and cultural engagement, recreation, and public enjoyment.

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016. The centennial kicks off a second century of stewardship of America's national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.


Thursday, September 1, 2016