The Social Innovation Lab began as a student organization at Johns Hopkins University. Students, staff and faculty came together from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Whiting School of Engineering and the Carey Business School to support one another as they took on the world’s most challenging problems.

Today, we treasure that spirit of mutual support and collaboration, and we have expanded the program to welcome participants from all backgrounds. At SIL, students, community members, mentors, partners and friends come together to support one another as we develop thriving, sustainable social ventures.

Impact Stories

For The Greater Good

For nearly a decade, the Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab has nurtured a generation of mission-driven companies. Read this feature published in Fall 2020 by Johns Hopkins Magazine.

Our Annual Reports

2021-22 Impact Report

Entering SIL's 11th year of programming, it was all about the ripples. Splashes make an immediate impact but SIL recognizes that our work with entrepreneurs requires a longer view to support our alumni in order to see lasting and scalable change. It’s those ripples that make a greater impact. Read our report for details.

2020-21 Impact Report

Growth, innovation, and creative solutions can result from the most limiting barriers. The effects of the pandemic have been complex but, the Social Innovation Lab (SIL) witnessed over the last year our ten Accelerator teams and SIL alumni push forward to sustain operations and continue to make a measurable impact in Baltimore and beyond. Read our report for details.

2019-20 Impact Report

This was a unique year for the Social Innovation Lab’s eight-month accelerator, marked in month six by a pandemic that challenged our world and our way of collaborating. Our 10 cohort teams defined resilience, applying meaningful pivots to their work, and supporting one through a challenging season. Read more in our report.

2018-19 Impact Report

During the 2018-19 program year, the Social Innovation Lab had the privilege to support 10 talented social ventures that are working to improve Baltimore and the world. This year, we improved our core, six-month accelerator program while building on experiences and strengths from prior years. Read more in our report.

2017-18 Impact Report

During the 2017-18 program year, SIL continued to implement our intensive, six-month accelerator program, while introducing some exciting new initiatives. Read more in our report.