About us

The mission of the Central Baltimore Partnership (founded in 2006) is to galvanize the renaissance of Central Baltimore. We pursue this mission with more than 100 partners, including:  nonprofits (ranging from small neighborhood associations to large universities and hospitals), businesses (of all sizes), and government agencies active in the eleven neighborhoods of Central Baltimore. This area comprises: Abell, Barclay, Charles North, Charles Village, Greenmount West, Harwood, Oakenshawe, Old Goucher, East Baltimore Midway, Remington, Wyman Park, and Waverly Main Street (a commercial district participating in the official Baltimore City Main Street Program). Central Baltimore also includes a State designated  Arts and Entertainment District, the Station North Arts District — it runs from 2oth Street to our southern border and includes part of Barclay and all of Charles North and Greenmount West. 

Philosophy

We are committed to ensuring that the benefits of our work extend to the entire community, especially our most underserved residents. To make this happen, we engage the community using everything from surveys, to public meetings, to social media, to task forces. Then we collaborate with our Partners to act on shared priorities.

Structure

We are governed by a Steering Committee reflecting the diversity of our Partners and area. Our work is guide by two action plans created with broad community participation.— the 2012 Homewood Community Partners Initiative: Call to Action (commissioned by Johns Hopkins University), and the 2017 Front & Center: A 5-Year Equity Plan for Central Baltimore.

Actions

Our work includes: increasing access to health care, creating COVID-19 response initiatives, aid for community centers and youth service providers, transforming blight into community green spaces, helping local businesses improve buildings, and coordinating community participation in major projects, such as Penn Station redevelopment.