Community Art and Service

Community Site Leaders

Community Site Leaders (CSLs) plan, organize, and facilitate art opportunities throughout Baltimore City at sites such as (but not limited to) schools, neighborhood art centers, and rehabilitation/transitional housing facilities.

CSLs participate at various levels of hourly commitments per semester and are provided space to process and reflect on their experiences outside of MICA, as well as opportunities for continued professional and personal development with the expectation that they will utilize this learning out in the community.  CSLs are recruited at the beginning of each semester, are trained for the position, and then facilitate weekly art sessions or various programming at the site where they are placed.

In Fall 2022, CSLs will have an opportunity to work with sites virtually or hybrid, assisting each organization to stay connected and engaged with their participants.

Apply to become a Community Site Leader!

CSL applications for Fall 2022 will open in August. In the meantime, questions can be directed to Elli at

  • Attend CSL orientation & training
  • Be a consistent volunteer at their community site for a semester (1-4 hours per week)
  • Attend and take advantage of the resources provided during CSL Professional Development Workshops and Bi-Weekly Meetings.
  • Complete mid-term & final evaluations of their work with the community site
  • Maintain active communication with CAS leadership
  • Plan end of year festival/exhibition
  • CSLs will receive a $450 stipend at the end of the semester after completion of the program and requirements
  • Professional Development Workshops and Trainings
  • Material supply and project budget
  • Eligibility to apply to become a France-Merrick Fellow after two semesters of CSL work!
  • Facilitate Art Lessons
  • Design Graphics
  • Create Newsletters
  • Engage Communities
  • Build Capacity
  • Plan & Organize Events
  • Baltimore Orchard Project
  • Blakwater Production House
  • Bmore Empowered Inc
  • Bolton North Senior Living
  • Higher Achievement Baltimore
  • Made You Look
  • Make Studio
  • MICA Voter Access Initiative
  • Sheppard Pratt / Mosaic
  • St. Vincent de Paul Baltimore
  • Union Baptist Head Start
  • Refugee Youth Project

Get in Touch.

Community Art and Service Program


Center for Student Engagement 140 W Lafayette St. Baltimore, MD 21217