Community Leadership Mission & Vision

Our Vision and Mission guide us as we provide aspiring and practicing leaders with the skills and experience to generate transformative social change.


The UMBC Community Leadership Programs envision:

Learning and working together to champion vibrant communities: inclusively, collaboratively, compassionately, equitably, authentically, skillfully, creatively, powerfully, intelligently, sustainably, and courageously.  


With this Vision as our North Star, Community Leadership’s Mission is to:  

  • Build communities inside and outside the classroom that are rooted in relationships and brought to life through co-teaching, co-learning, and co-creating;
  • Connect our overlapping communities to address white supremacy and other systemic barriers to equity;
  • Advance community leadership as a practice, not a position, that draws on deep listening and courageous sharing,  learning from and with fellow community members, trusting and risking together to take skillful collective action;
  • Model a holistic curriculum and pedagogy for practicing community leadership that integrates knowledge, skills, and affective growth (KSAs) in transformative learning;
  • Lead institutional change in higher education towards a core institutional identity as citizens in our greater Baltimore community.  

See our full mission and vision here!