Partnerships are central to Towson University’s identity as a community-engaged institution. They support our mission, enhance the student learning experience, and create positive impacts in our community.
Towson University is committed to positive impacts, making a difference, and transforming lives in Greater Baltimore and throughout Maryland—but we don’t do this work alone. We do it through partnerships.
At TU, partnerships are supported by BTU—Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore. BTU is about elevating the work we’re already doing with partners throughout Greater Baltimore to better address the needs of the region.
Wednesday, August 19, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Join Van Brooks, Towson University alumnus, Baltimore City native, and founder and executive director of Safe Alternative Foundation for Education, Inc. (SAFE) and Matthew Durington, director of community engagement and partnerships, for a discussion on SAFE's current work, the development of their new workforce development center, and how community members can create the change needed to end racism, discrimination, and injustice.
Together Towson is a university initiative designed to strengthen and support connections between Towson University and the Towson community. Learn how we're building on our shared momentum in Towson through development, engaging experiences and core commitments to our community.
Our partnerships work because they focus on cross-campus collaboration, mutual respect, and innovative approaches to problem solving.
As of spring 2020, faculty, students, and staff have 410 active engagements with BTU network partners. Across all engagements, Towson University is working with 603 partner organizations in Greater Baltimore and throughout Maryland to create positive impacts.
Five impact areas serve as a basis for how the efforts, resources, and recognition of university-community partnerships are organized.
Faculty and staff who are leading the work write about partnerships and the real impacts they are having for our campus and communities.
COVID-19 has negatively impacted our lives. One bright spot are local collaborations that have been created or strengthened during this time.
The BTU team facilitated the hiring of TU students by faculty and funded community-engaged research directed toward COVID-19.
Community partnership efforts have drastically shifted. That hasn't stopped faculty, staff, and students from finding innovative ways to collaborate.