Founded in 1997, The College Park City-University Partnership is the nonprofit local development corporation jointly funded by the City of College Park and the University of Maryland. Our mission is to promote and support the economic welfare of College Park and the University of Maryland through activities including commercial revitalization, community development, and quality housing opportunities consistent with the interests of the City of College Park and the University of Maryland.
The College Park City – University Partnership is a model community development organization known for the success of its initiatives and collaborations. It is recognized and valued by the city and university community.
The Partnership catalyzes the ambitions of the City and University to create a thriving, equitable, and sustainable community for all.
The College Park City – University Partnership recognizes that the success of the City of College Park and the University of Maryland are linked together. It works in dynamic collaboration to creatively and effectively facilitate cooperative efforts that achieve shared community purposes. The Partnership advances initiatives and policies to make College Park a more thriving, equitable and sustainable community for all.
Values + Guiding Principles
Collaborative. The Partnership collaborates with our members, the City of College Park and the University of Maryland, as well as partners including Prince George’s County, the State of Maryland, and other stakeholders.
Strategic. The Partnership is strategic about the activities it engages in. It implements projects and programs that directly benefit the community and catalyzes the work of partners to achieve the shared goal of a thriving, equitable and sustainable College Park.
Inclusive. The Partnership seeks to engage and involve the whole community in its work, recognizing that a diversity of perspectives, experience and skills will ensure better and more sustainable outcomes.
Focused. The Partnership makes realistic plans, sets appropriate deadlines, and secures partners and resources it needs to be successful.
Transparent. The Partnership is visible and accessible to our partners and the public. We make our workplans, meeting minutes, and other materials readily available. We spend dollars wisely and effectively, conduct an annual audit, and publish an annual report.