Baltimore is changing, growing, improving. We're part of that movement—we're the University of Baltimore, for Baltimore.
There are no boundaries to our impact on Baltimore and its neighboring communities. There are no walls around our campus or limits to our commitment.
Our students, faculty and staff are involved in projects and initiatives that have far-reaching impact throughout the city. Here are a few examples:
- Divided Baltimore: an ongoing course that invites community members and high schoolers to join UBalt students in investigating solutions to longstanding issues of inequality
- Internships: opportunities for students to earn academic credit while contributing to the city's economy and workforce while furthering their career goals; recent internship placements include Blue Water Baltimore, Boon Street Farms, House of Ruth, Kennedy Krieger, Maryland State Police, Our Daily Bread, T. Rowe Price, United Way, WBAL and more
- Jones Falls Research Project: a comprehensive ecological assessment of the Lower Jones Falls designed to promote a healthier urban environment
- Community Development Fellowship Program: students have the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain hands-on development experience through paid fellowships with community-based organizations in Baltimore City
- UB School of Law Clinics: an initiative that provides law students with real-life practical experience serving approximately 200 low-income clients every year, including adults, children, neighborhood associations and other nonprofit organizations
- Community Service Day: an annual event and UBalt tradition that brings students, faculty, staff and alumni together to serve local communities through a full day of volunteer work; this year, volunteers contributed more than 500 hours of service to 15 sites
- Early College Initiatives: a set of programs that help local high school and community college students enhance their college-level math, reading and writing skills during a "sneak peek" of life at a four-year institution
- Second Chance College Program: an effort to reduce recidivism by providing an opportunity to complete a degree in human services administration and a minor in entrepreneurship to inmates at Jessup Correctional Institute, whose tuition is supported through a Department of Education Second Chance Program Pell Grant
Building a Better Baltimore
- Anchor Institution: As a contributor to the Baltimore City Anchor Plan, UBalt serves as a pillar of strength in the city. Anchor institutions are Baltimore's largest employers and serve as catalysts to attract and retain residents, create jobs and drive economic growth.
- MetroLab Network: UBalt is helping Baltimore bring data, analytics and innovation to our local government. The University of Baltimore and the city of Baltimore are joining MetroLab Network, a network of 35 city-university partnerships. Members of the network research, develop and deploy technologies and policy approaches to address challenges facing the nation’s urban areas.
- Sustainable Cities Initiative: Given Baltimore's role as a model city for the United Nations' USA Sustainable Cities Initiative, UBalt provides support and guidance as the city expands its capabilities regarding sustainable development.
- Live Near Your Work: UB offers this benefit program to support the revitalization and stabilization goals of targeted neighboring communities while also supporting the home ownership goals of its employees.
Centers and Institutes
UB's centers and institutes provide a foundation for effective government and responsible citizenship.
- Want to know what's happening in a specific neighborhood? Check out the work of the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance in UBalt's Jacob France Institute. BNIA-JFI is one of 64 organizations across the United States to receive an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The $75,000 grant supports an effort to establish and explore the city's arts and cultural opportunities in neighborhoods across Baltimore through a unique mapping tool.
- Interested in solutions to truancy in local schools? Learn more about the Truancy Court Program within the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts.
- Want to contribute to the election process? Register for election judge training through the Schaefer Center for Public Policy.
- Concerned about America's opioid epidemic? Learn how the Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement and the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program are using data to track—and possibly prevent—overdoses using ODMAP.
- The Schaefer Center for Public Policy trained 3,000 election judges for 2016.
- The School of Law’s 12 clinics served more than 350 clients in 2015.
- The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute has provided data to improve communities’ quality of life since 2002.
1/3 of Maryland’s state court judges are UBalt alumni.
1 in 5 Baltimore crime lab employees is a UBalt graduate.
- More UBalt alumni are managing partners in Baltimore’s 25 largest accounting firms than are graduates from any other area university.