Community Development Fellowship Program: Making a Difference in Every Neighborhood
Roger Hartley, dean of the College of Public Affairs
One of Baltimore's greatest strengths is the diversity of its many neighborhoods—the city is widely regarded as having preserved the spirit of "a thousand villages/one community" in a time of intense urban renewal and economic change. At UB, our emphasis is on teaching this evolution: What works, what needs mending, and how our students and faculty can be an essential part of that process.
Roger Hartley, dean of the College of Public Affairs, has established the Community Development Fellowship program in order to ensure that some of our best and brightest students can gain real-world experience—as community activists, neighborhood association staff, and so on. Students—and their professors—say this experience, complete with a stipend and the potential for internship credits, offers opportunities to engage that might otherwise take years to achieve. It's a jump start into a public-service career notable for both its social impact and civic pride. Plus, it encourages some amazing students to find their true passion, right here in Baltimore.
Find out more about UB’s Community Development Fellowship program.