Loyola University Maryland

One Baltimore

Community Initiatives

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  • Ongoing work through Loyola’s York Road Initiative focused on building civic capacity, enhancing education development, and strengthening the commercial corridor in Baltimore’s Govans community.
  • Numerous service opportunities in Baltimore coordinated by the Center for Community Service and Justice.
  • Immersion service programs in Baltimore organized and led by the Center for Community Service and Justice.
  • The Govanstowne Farmers’ Market, open every Wednesday during the summer and sponsored by the York Road Initiative. The market is strategically located to give members of the Govans community access to fresh, affordable produce in a neighborhood identified as a food desert.
  • Partnerships with 95 community groups throughout Baltimore, connecting Loyola students with service opportunities in city schools, after school programs, and employment programs.
  • Ongoing work through Loyola’s Racial Justice Working Group organized by the Center for Community Service and Justice.
  • Collaborative research, program development, and community engagement on the topic of urban schools by the School of Education’s Center for Innovation in Urban Education.
  • Leadership role in advocacy and development of the York Road Corridor Commercial Action Plan, approved by Baltimore City’s planning commission in May 2015.
  • "Loyola [heart]s Baltimore” T-shirt sales to alumni to raise money for the York Road Initiative’s summer programming for Baltimore youth.