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Community Data

The data collected is based on the 9 Community Statistical Areas (CSA) encompassing surrounding Morgan State University. Community Statistical Areas are clusters of neighborhoods developed by the City’s Planning Department based on recognizable city neighborhoods (Baltimore City Planning, 2104). Data reported for the CSAs follow the updated 2010 Census Tract boundaries which corresponds to neighborhoods which vary in size.

Many of the data sources for the measured indicators come from several secondary sources: Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA), Baltimore City OPEN Data, Baltimore City Police Department-Northeast Police District, and Maryland State Report Card. The secondary sources for data include vital signs or indicators under a wide range of topic areas that have been generated internally or externally. Due to generation of information, the MCM examines public data information that fit the information needs of the selected priority indicators.

MCM Priority Area 1: Health and Public Safety Goals

  • Improve safety on the MSU campus and community environments
  • Address specific health concerns for the community

MCM Priority Area 2: Education and Youth Development Goals

  • Improve the quality of schools in the Northeast neighborhoods
  • Develop research-based and partnership-driven policy initiatives to support education

MCM Priority Area 3: The Environment Goals

  • Improve the quality of the natural environments within the MCM geographical areas and Morgan State University campus
  • Raise awareness about environmental sustainability through community education and outreach

MCM Priority Area 4: Live, Work and Spend Goals

  • Increase marketability of the communities around Morgan to build a vibrant local economy
  • Encourage the revitalization of commercial areas to attract business opportunities

MCM Priority Area 5: University and Community Relations Goals

  • Improve communications between Morgan State University and Northeast communities
  • Increase community involvement of Morgan faculty, students, staff living within the MCM