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 Spring 2023, 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!

Applications are currently closed for Spring 2023. Applications will reopen for Fall 2023 in August. Check back for more info.

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  • 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 are paid $13.25 per hour and are expected to work 2-5 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
  • Create Newsletters
  • Engage Communities
  • Build Capacity
  • Plan & Organize Events
  • Bolton North Senior Living
  • Higher Achievement Baltimore
  • Jubilee Arts / Intersections of Hope
  • Make Studio
  • Plantation Park Heights Urban Farm

Get in Touch.

Community Art and Service Program


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