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Social Innovation Lab
Catalyzing innovative approaches to pressing social issues in Baltimore and beyond
 
The Teams

Wiya
A loyalty and rewards app that encourages users to support local businesses

Justin Kwong, JHU Alum, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Adam Eckstein, JHU Undergraduate, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences


 
 

Fusiform
Working to reimagine how orthotic devices are made in order to reduce waste and increase the accessibility of these devices

Param Shah, JHU Undergraduate, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Alex Mathews, JHU Undergraduate, Whiting School of Engineering
Yunus Sevimli, JHU Graduate Student, Whiting School of Engineering
Thomas Keady, JHU Undergraduate, Whiting School of Engineering
Andrew Colombo, JHU Undergraduate, Whiting School of Engineering
Jenny Park, JHU Undergraduate, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Thomas Brazelton, JHU Undergraduate, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences


 
 

Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap
Collecting donations of educational materials that are no longer being used and distributing them to teachers, schools, and educational programs in need

Melissa Badeker, Community member


 
 

Hero Lab
Using an original curriculum in resilience training and the science of human flourishing (positive psychology) to nurture gritty school and community change-makers amongst youth in Baltimore

Siddhi Sundar, Postbacc Student, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Adil Qureshi, MBA Student, Carey School of Business


 
 

Greater Baltimore Health Improvement Initiative
Developing and implementing culturally adapted, health outcome focused programs for targeted areas in the greater Baltimore region

Brian Sims, Community member
Sharone Brinkley-Parker, Ed.D., Community member
Ashanti Woods, M.D., Community member
Stephanie Maddin, J.D., Community member
Angela Wells-Sims, Community member
Tammitha Lewis-McIntyre, Community member
Edward Walters, Community member


 
 

Bright Energy Africa
Bringing sustainable cost-efficient fuel solutions to Tanzania while providing local citizens with employment, training and entrepreneurial opportunities

Miguel Dias, undergraduate student, Whiting School of Engineering
Yu (Samantha) Wang, undergraduate student, Whiting School of Engineering
Yadel Okorie, undergraduate student, Whiting School of Engineering
Ryan Johnston, graduate student, Whiting School of Engineering


 

Baltimore Tax Credit Project
Preserving homeownership and introducing millions of dollars into the Baltimore economy by taking a data-driven approach to increasing adoption of the Maryland Homeowner's Tax Credit Program

Ryan J. Smith, PhD student, School of Medicine

 

Baltimore Healthy Teaching Kitchen
Engaging the community in lifelong healthy eating habits through hands-on cooking lessons on preparing meals that are nutritious, accessible, and practical

Shannon Wongvibulsin, MD/PhD student, School of Medicine
Paul Akre, research fellow, School of Medicine
Helen Knight, MD student, School of Medicine


 

SOAR
An online platform that digitally empowers students in Baltimore to showcase and fund their academic needs, interests and passions

Bobby Moore, Alum, School of Education
Laurel Nilon, Community Member
Derek Durivage, Community Member


 

#popscope
Providing free public astronomy nights for Baltimore’s many neighborhoods to promote community-building through science outreach in public spaces

Audrey Buckland, Alumnus, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Viva Dadwal, Visiting Scholar, JHU Systems Institute
Ariel Hicks, Community Member
Rachel Fabi, Graduate Student, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Seth Franz, Community Member
Isaac Lief, Staff, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Joseph Long, Community Member
Julien Xuereb, Alum, Peabody
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