Baltimore City College Writing Center Wins JHU Social Innovation Lab’s Cohort Prize

The founder of a writing center at one of Baltimore’s premiere high schools capped its participation in a Johns Hopkins University (JHU)-affiliated accelerator program by winning two grand of funding.

Constituents of JHU and the city that surrounds its main campus recently came together to celebrate the achievements of innovative, mission-driven ventures and disruptive technologies (and, importantly, their founders) that participated in the renowned Social Innovation Lab. With a diverse cohort consisting of both university-affiliated teams and community-based startups, this year’s event marked another milestone for the program.

Past members of this accelerator include Nneka N’namdiBrittany Young, and Bree Jones. Three teams in this year’s cohort were from JHU and seven are from the greater Baltimore community. 90% percent of the teams are led by founders of color, while a separate 90% are co-headed by woman entrepreneurs.