The Morgan Community Mile Initiative is a university-community partnership that involves residents, businesses, public agencies, and other stakeholders in making Northeast Baltimore a better place. The Initiative is a direct implementation of the University’s 5th Strategic Goal and truly engages the community in inclusive, democratic, and participatory processes.
In October 2012, close to 200 residents gathered together with MSU faculty, staff, and students to discuss the role that Morgan State University can play as an anchor institution in Northeast Baltimore. This Kick-Off event sparked interest in the community and more residents participated in a series of strategic planning meetings.
In December 2012, five priority areas were identified:
- Health and Public Safety
- Youth and Economic Development
- The Environment
- Live, Work, and Spend
- Strengthening University/Community Relations
These priority areas were then presented at various community meetings to solicit feedback and additional input.