Strong Neighborhoods & Sustainable Communities

Strong neighborhoods and sustainable communities are key to increasing the quality of life for citizens across Maryland.

We work with our partners to address the most pressing needs for our communities. Working with nonprofit organizations, communities, government agencies, and businesses we:

  • Help communities tell their story
  • Provide support for communities to create infrastructure to sustain themselves and support families
  • Address systemic issues such as food security, affordable housing, and employment access
  • Give small businesses the tools to thrive
Food Market

Addressing Food Security in Baltimore

University faculty and staff partner with non-profits and communities to address food security challenges. A service-learning course by Dr. Andrea Brace challenges students to look closely at Baltimore’s complex food system and consider solutions for distribution of healthy food. The Center for GIS partnered with the Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health to map food deserts in Baltimore that provides researchers and policy makers with data to develop solutions for food equity.


Proud BTU Partners

  • Baltimore County Public Library
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • Family League
  • Friendship Outreach Center
  • Hagerstown Pediatric After Hours
  • League of Women Voters - Baltimore City
  • Moravia Elementary
  • Society to Preserve H.L. Mencken's Legacy
  • Special Olympics
  • The 6th Branch
  • Town of Port Deposit
  • Urban Resources Initiative
  • Victory Villa Elementary School
  • Winterling Elementary School