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Social Action Committee

The Towson – Catonsville (MD) Alumni Chapter’s (TCAC) Social Action Committee (SAC) is dedicated to serving the needs of Baltimore County. We take pride in developing and engaging in meaningful and sustainable projects that benefit from our direct involvement and have a positive impact on the community. We also take pleasure in devoting our time and energy to support the health and welfare of our community.

TCAC has developed a strong bond with Grace AME Church in Catonsville MD, as well as with Mt. Calvary AME Church in Towson, MD. TCAC has supported each church with Christmas toy drives and gift card donations. In 2023 TCAC donated turkeys for Thanksgiving to Mt. Calvary AME Church, and no less than a dozen of TCAC brothers assisted Grace AME Church with giving away turkeys and other foods for Thanksgiving to over 100 residents of the Catonsville community. The Chapter also began a program with Mt. Calvary AME Church where members of the chapter participated in serving dinner to less fortunate senior members of the community on a quarterly basis. This program has been well received by the church and the Towson community.

The Committee also initiated a “new” program in partnership with the Baltimore County Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST) to help support local Baltimore County School students with hygiene products. TCAC began a two (2) week drive to collect hygiene products to support male students and DST collected products to support female students. The drive was an overwhelming success with the Chapter reaching its goal of supporting over 100 male students in the Baltimore County school System. As a result of this endeavor the Baltimore County Student Support Network has named TCAC as a Community Partner. The Student Support Network is a nonprofit organization that provides food, basic necessities, and advocacy to support the well-being of Baltimore County Public School students in need.​

The Social Action Committee also partnered and participated in the Liberty Road Baseball League’s opening day parade, as well as participating in the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Adopt a Highway Program, and the TCAC Swim Diversity and Inclusion program where the Chapter was recognized by Maryland State Senator, Charles Sydnor for its outstanding support of Baltimore County Communities.

Lastly, the Social Action Committee, in collaboration with Physicians from St. Agnes Ascension Hospital, and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center organized a Prostate Cancer Roundtable, welcoming all members of the public. Following the insightful discussions, attendees, including chapter members, were provided with complimentary testing by the hospital. Despite efforts, statistics reveal the stark reality: Black men are 1.76 times more prone to diagnosis and 2.14 times more susceptible to prostate cancer mortality compared to their White counterparts. Moreover, screening rates among Black men remain notably lower, suggesting a widening gap in testing within the United States. As the event concluded, it underscored the pressing need for continued advocacy, awareness, and equitable healthcare access to combat this disparity.

In conclusion, the Towson – Catonsville (MD) Alumni Chapter’s Social Action Committee remains steadfast in its commitment to serving the needs of Baltimore County. Through our partnerships, initiatives, and community engagements, we strive to make a meaningful and lasting impact. We are grateful for the support of our members, partners, and the community at large as we continue to work towards a brighter and healthier future for all.