Closing The Racial Wealth Divide
in Baltimore City
Over the past five years, Innovation Works has been on an incredible journey to test our bold idea of tackling racial wealth inequality through social entrepreneurship and impact investing.
Now, we're committed to reinforcing our mission. We're eager to refine and enhance our efforts, amplifying the impact we've made and pushing the boundaries of equitable change even further.
From Vision to Vibrancy: 5 Years of Rebuilding Neighborhood Economies through Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing
"I’m really excited about the trajectory in front of us and early successes and what I really think it means for Baltimore..."
A. Jay Nwachu, CEO of Baltimore-based Innovation Works.
A Path Towards Economic Equality
The mission of Innovation Works is to reduce Baltimore’s neighborhood and racial wealth divide.
Innovation Works is on a mission to strengthen Baltimore's future. We aim to bridge the racial and spatial wealth gap by backing those driving positive social impact. By connecting communities, entrepreneurs, and investors, we're working to build stronger local economies across the city. It's about making Baltimore a place where everyone can thrive equally.
How We Do It
Innovation Works Unites Neighborhoods, Entrepreneurs, and Investors to Forge Vibrant, Sustainable Local Economies.
Access to Markets
Innovation Works is deeply committed to the long-term and financial sustainability of social enterprises (SEs) serving Baltimore's communities. Recognizing that sustainability extends beyond education, mentorship, and access to capital, IW facilitates access to diverse market segments for social enterprises in its network, including healthcare, food and beverage, and government contracting. This approach ensures a diversified revenue strategy that enhances resilience and growth potential for the enterprises.