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.

Our Annual Reports

2019-2020 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 our report for details.

2018-2019 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.

2017-2018 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.