The annual BTU Showcase, a networking event that highlights university-community partnerships, is just around the corner. I am excited to share that, in its tenth year, it’s going to be the biggest event yet. With a new location at SECU Arena, we have selected nearly 50 Towson University projects, centers, and institutes to be featured, all of which present opportunities to collaborate with external partners.

Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing information about the BTU Showcase exhibitors, each one selected because they represent the breadth and diversity of work that is happening with our partners across Greater Baltimore, in five different posts, each focusing on one of the five BTU impact areas:

High-quality and equitable education

We know one of the biggest determinants for a thriving and competitive economy is high-quality and equitable education. We work with schools, nonprofit organizations, communities, and businesses to address these needs.

Lifelong health and well-being

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.

Strong neighborhoods and sustainable communities

We work with our partners to address the most pressing needs for our communities to increase the quality of life for citizens across Maryland.

Thriving and competitive economy

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

Vibrant arts and cultural community

We partner with nonprofit organizations, theatre companies, schools, communities, and businesses on several arts-based initiatives and programs from both a programming perspective and an educational perspective.

Be on the lookout for my upcoming posts, and in the meantime, save the date for the 2017 BTU Showcase on Monday, April 24, 11:30-2:30 in the SECU Arena.