Collegetown Fellowship

Ignite Change, Become a Collegetown Fellow

Through our year-long civic leadership program, Collegetown Fellowship, you’ll learn how you can create social change and receive support as you work with other students to engage within the Baltimore community. Gain social entrepreneurship and leadership skills and build connections alongside the next generation of civic leaders.

Collegetown Fellows at Boone St. Farm

Explaining the Program


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In 2010, leaders from across the Baltimore Collegetown Network came together to create a program that would connect students across campuses with the Baltimore community and build the next generation of civic leaders. For nine years, Collegetown partnered with LeaderShape, Inc. to offer a session of the Institute for students who participated in our year-long civic leadership experience. This partnership created a strong foundation and impacted the lives of over 500 students.

Driven by our mission to create the next generation of civic leaders for greater Baltimore and to provide an innovative experience for students, we met with stakeholders and current students to develop a new vision for the program. A strategic planning process which began in 2017 helped us redesign the program into the Baltimore Collegetown Fellowship Program. The new program features a social entrepreneurship and leadership course students will take in the fall semester, followed by additional support throughout a full academic year.


Benefits of A Civic Leadership Program

  • Develop skills of the next generation of Baltimore citizens
  • Teach students how to apply their skills and passions to the Baltimore community
  • Connect community engagement and leadership together in one program
  • Use a collaborative approach to offer more to students and the community


Goals of the Program

  • Utilize the Baltimore Student Exchange Program to offer a shared academic experience for students across the network
  • Increase student connectivity between campuses
  • Develop students as civic-minded leaders
  • Focus efforts of multiple campuses on urban issues to strengthen communities
  • Engage students in city and campus life
  • Retain students in the area
  • Share resources between campuses
  • Develop a national model for collaboration and university-community engagement

Baltimore Collegetown Resources

  • Activism and Unlearning

    Baltimore Collegetown must continue to stand against racial violence and systemic racism. We provide these resources to support the unlearning required to be actively anti-racist and to stand in solidarity with all Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color.

    Learn more about Activism and Unlearning
  • Resource Bank

    How are you staying civically engaged? What resources have you found helpful? We're compiling your answers to these questions in a Resource Bank, so we all can benefit from the shared wisdom.

    Learn more about Resource Bank