BTU Partner Stories allow faculty and staff to tap into BTU, strengthen existing partnerships, and expand opportunities for inter-disciplinary engaged work.
The Baltimore County Department of Aging strengthens lives by providing services, programs and connections to resources to seniors and their families. County Executive Johnny Olszewski and the Department of Aging are embarking upon a new and exciting initiative that will make our County age-friendly. The goal of this initiative is to improve the quality of life for all County residents, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnic or cultural backgrounds.
Building STEPS creates activities and opportunities that create the exposure and support necessary for college and career success of Baltimore City high school students. Partnering with 15 high schools, Building STEPS begins working with high-achieving students in their sophomore year and immerses them in Junior seminars, summer experiences, college workshops, college connections, and alumni services. Almost all Building STEPS students are the first in their family to earn a college degree and many are the first to graduate from high school. More than 80% of Building STEPS students earn a college degree.
Located in the heart of Baltimore City, Helping Up Mission (HUM) provides hope to people experiencing homelessness, poverty, or addiction by meeting their physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Each year, HUM provides 182,500 nights of shelter, 438,000 meals, 155,000+ items of clothing and personal care, and 6,700 counseling sessions.