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 annually, trained for the position, and then facilitate weekly art sessions or various programming at the site where they are placed.

2024 Reflections - Community Site Leaders

Community Site Leaders with MICA worked hard during the Spring 2024 term to build connections, serve at local organizations, and thrive with the City of Baltimore. Here are some reflections from our 2024 Community Site Leaders:

"I have loved a chance to build relationships with members of the Baltimore Community, because we have learned so much from each other."

"Now that I'm more settled into the site, I want to push more self more. More initiative, more ideas, more engagement! I am excited to step in to new responsibilities."

"I really enjoyed the informational meetings that taught us about art and children's development, and the artist talks."

Apply to become a Community Site Leader!

Applications for year-long CSL Placements for 2024-2025 have closed for the Academic Year. Applications will open again in July of 24.

Have questions in the meantime? Reach out to

  • Attend CSL orientation & training
  • Be a consistent volunteer at their community site for a year (2-8 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 are paid $15.00 per hour and are expected to work 2-8 hours per week
  • 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 for Community Events and Activist Initiatives
  • Create Newsletters & Social Media Content for Organizations
  • Engage Communities in Art-making, Community Development, & Activism
  • Build Capacity to Support Organizational Missions
  • Plan & Organize Events with & for Your Site Partner
  • Blue Water Baltimore
  • Bolton North Senior Living
  • Higher Achievement Baltimore
  • Jubilee Arts / Intersections of Hope
  • Make Studio

Get in Touch.

Community Art and Service Program


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