UB Joins USM's 'B-Power' Initiative to Increase Educational Opportunities for City Students
August 5, 2016
Contact: University Relations
The University of Baltimore is part of the University System of Maryland's new "B-Power" initiative, a multi-campus effort to increase educational opportunities for Baltimore students.
USM Chancellor Robert L. Caret announced B-Power (Baltimore Power) on Aug. 4, calling for the USM to lead an effort to work with Baltimore City-serving organizations to increase education and career opportunities for the city's students.
"Baltimore City has numerous educational challenges, challenges that must be addressed head on," Caret said. "Given USM's mission of providing educational access and thereby improving quality of life, we have the ability and responsibility, I believe, to focus our resources on our state's urban center and its educational needs for the benefit of the city, its citizens, and especially its students."
B-Power will leverage a partnership between two of the USM's urban campuses, the University of Baltimore and Coppin State University, as well as three organizations serving the city: the CollegeBound Foundation, Baltimore City Community College, and Junior Achievement of Central Maryland.
"The B-Power initiative recognizes the essential need for our institutions to collaborate effectively to serve the education needs of the greater Baltimore community," said University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke.
Learn more about B-Power.