Data & Impact

BTU Partners come from a variety of missions and services, from schools and educational nonprofits to community engagement organizations, research institutions, and government agencies.

BTU stands out because of its innovative collaborations that often involve multiple colleges and groups. Across all 333 engagements, faculty, staff, and students are working with 531 partner organizations throughout Greater Baltimore and every county in Maryland.

We’ve mapped BTU’s impact. View our interactive map to better understand TU's partnership and community engagement work.

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Impact Areas

BTU is about elevating the work we’re already doing with our partners throughout Greater Baltimore to better address the needs of the region. TU's priority is on creating opportunities for positive impact, while respecting the breadth and diversity of our partnerships. Five impact areas serve as a basis for how the efforts, resources, and recognition of university-community partnerships are organized.

High-Quality & Equitable Education

For over 150 years, TU has been Maryland’s largest provider of teachers. We know one of the biggest determinants for a thriving and competitive economy is high-quality and equitable education. (add link to back of 1-pager with k-12 data)

Classroom

Featured Partnership: TU-BCPS Model United Nations

The TU-BCPS (Baltimore County Public Schools) Model UN program provides equal access to civic engagement learning experiences for students in Baltimore County Public Schools while providing Towson University students with hands-on opportunities mentoring high school students. The program broadens the educational opportunities of  high school students through the study of international affairs by increasing global awareness and simulating the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making. More than 3,000 BCPS students have participated in the program since its inception

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Find more partnerships dedicated to creating high-quality & equitable education on the BTU Interactive Map.

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.

Project Serve

Featured Partnership: Project Serve

Each year, the week before orientation, approximately 100 incoming Towson University freshmen and transfer students move to campus to participate in Project Serve, a four-day community-service program. Coordinated by the Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility, Project Serve promotes community service and engaged citizenship by having students volunteer at nonprofit organizations throughout the Baltimore region, helping to meet the needs of community partners while creating a culture of service.

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Thriving & Competitive Economy

TU is the state resource for applied research, technical services, continuing education, and entrepreneurship. We work collaboratively with our partners in government and business to grow Maryland's economy and improve the quality of life for its citizens.

Computer lab

Featured partnership: The Maryland Council on Economic Education (MCEE)

MCCE has had a longstanding partnership with the College of Business and Economics at Towson University. Together, they promote the importance of financial literacy and economics in Maryland schools. In addition to other programming, teachers and students visit the T. Rowe Price Finance Lab at TU where they attend a "Saving and Investing" session and learn about trading, portfolios, and tips on "How to become a Millionaire." In a typical year, MCEE brings over 1,200 students and teachers to visit Towson University and the T. Rowe Price Finance Lab.

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Lifelong Health & Well-being

TU is a leader in addressing community health and well-being across the Greater Baltimore region. We believe that supporting family stability through the lens of health and well-being is essential and we are working across the spectrum to provide services from pre-natal to the elderly.

Goodnow Community Center 

Featured Partnership: Health Promotion at the Goodnow Community Center 

TU is a leader in addressing community health and well-being across the Greater Baltimore region. We believe that supporting family stability through the lens of health and well-being is essential and we are working across the spectrum to provide services from pre-natal to the elderly.

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Vibrant Arts & Cultural Community

Recognized as a thriving cultural center for Maryland, TU is committed to enhancing access to the arts. We partner on several arts-based initiatives and programs from both a programming perspective and an educational perspective.

AileyCamp Baltimore

Featured Partnership: AileyCamp Baltimore

Hosted by Towson University, AileyCamp Baltimore delivers programming based on the successful national Ailey Camp model. Rigorous dance instruction is used as a vehicle for nurturing discipline, expressivity, creativity, and self-confidence in high-risk adolescents, ages 11-14, helping them to utilize creative communication and develop a respect for themselves. 

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The BTU Database captures work taking place between TU faculty, staff, and students, and an external entity.

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