About The Shriver Center

25 Years of Bridging Campus and Community


Through the work of The Shriver Center, UMBC has become a national leader in applied learning, civic engagement, and community-based service delivery. The Shriver Center enables students to connect theory to practice and thought to action, bringing their experience back to the classroom, and is UMBC’s primary structured vehicle for producing socially engaged citizens who graduate with the commitment and experience to contribute responsibly in their communities, the State and the Nation. The Shriver Center also collaborates with others in our community to create and implement initiatives designed to strengthen communities, building local capacity to deal with pressing problems of the day.