On October 30, Johns Hopkins' Social Innovation Lab announced its 2017-18 cohort, including 2017-18 Elevation Awardee Liliane Makole's
Mera Kitchen Collective!
Over the weekend of October 27-29, Responsible Leaders Forum
participants got a tour of TouchPoint Baltimore - Mondawmin, and heard from President & CEO Fagan Harris about how Baltimore Corps brings new talent to address social inequities. (photo courtesy of @MarkKeam)
On October 26, President & CEO Fagan Harris
was named to the 2017 Class of Ashoka Fellows
, "systems-changing entrepreneurs taking on our biggest challenges with new ideas and visionary thinking."
On October 22, President & CEO Fagan Harris
received the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership's 2017 Emerging Leader Award.
On October 21, 2016-17 Elevation Awardee Aisha DaCosta's
I Am OKah! Inc. sponsored a College App Hackathon for high school seniors at The Startup Nest.
On October 20, 2016-17 Fellow David Fakunle
defended his dissertation at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, looking at the factors that lead to place-based disparities and how the placement and prevalence of tobacco outlets influence communities at a population level, forcing policy makers to address structural issues such as racism.
On October 19, the 2017-18 Elevation Awardees
had a full-day orientation, getting to know one another better, being oriented to Baltimore Corps systems, possible fiscal sponsors, and opportunities available to them as awardees at Impact Hub Baltimore.
On October 19, Visionary Cause Leader Sam Novey of Mile 22 Associations, Baltimore Corps staff member Sarah Flammang, and Baltimore Democracy Fellow Eean Logan
attended the All In Challenge Award Ceremony at the Newseum, in Washington, DC.
On October 14, Fellows and Visionary Cause Leaders participated in the first session of the Race & Equity Series
with Dr. Lawrence Brown. First stop, National Blacks in Wax Museum, followed by a discussion on historical trauma and the education system at Visionary Partner Organization Eubie Blake Center.
On October 13, the 2017-18 Elevation Awardees
got to know one another at their official welcome lunch...they wasted no time networking, learning about one another projects and how they could best connect!