York Road Initiative

York Road Initiative:
Strengthening our local community

Loyola University Maryland is an integral part of the vibrant community adjacent to York Road. The York Road Initiative builds partnerships dedicated to improving the quality of life for all persons living, working, and learning in the York Road corridor—an expression of our core values of community, diversity, justice, service, and leadership.

  • <em>Bright Minds, Bold Hearts</em> will further the mission of the York Road Initiative to collaborate with neighbors to produce positive change in our local community.

    Bright Minds, Bold Hearts will further the mission of the York Road Initiative to collaborate with neighbors to produce positive change in our local community.

  • The York Road Initiative focuses on the Greater Govans neighborhoods of north Baltimore City, from Cold Spring Lane to Northern Parkway.

    The York Road Initiative focuses on the Greater Govans neighborhoods of north Baltimore City, from Cold Spring Lane to Northern Parkway.

  • Operational funds raised through the campaign will allow Loyola to initiate and sponsor activities beneficial to the York Road community, including the Govanstowne Farmers Market.

    Operational funds raised through the campaign will allow Loyola to initiate and sponsor activities beneficial to the York Road community, including the Govanstowne Farmers Market.

Shared values. Collective progress.

The mission of the York Road Initiative is to collaborate with neighbors and partners to produce positive change in our local community—specifically, the Greater Govans neighborhoods of north Baltimore City, from Cold Spring Lane (which borders our Evergreen campus) to Northern Parkway (near the Loyola Clinical Centers at Belvedere Square). In keeping with Loyola’s Jesuit mission, the initiative focuses on the educational development, health, and well-being of community residents, as well as the economic vitality of local businesses.

With support from the Bright Minds, Bold Hearts campaign, Loyola is able to support a new York Road community development corporation to jumpstart the revitalization of the commercial corridor approximate to our campus. A safer, healthier, more vibrant, and more prosperous York Road will benefit the University, the residents, and the retail establishments that comprise the neighborhood.

Beautifying York Road

Community members joined together to paint "Bmore Birds," a mural project along the York Road corridor. The project, which features birds native to Baltimore, both beautifies the area and educates people about the native birds.

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Community members painting murals