Back in 2020, we introduced a Jesuit-sponsored work in Baltimore City, Innovation Works. Then, Innovation Works was just getting started with its mission to bridge the racial wealth gap through social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Innovation Works’ origin ties back to Santa Clara University in California, where the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship has been operating for 25 years. Innovation Works modeled itself after the Miller Center model and has since expanded its efforts in Baltimore, including launching a social impact investment fund (Ignite Capital) in 2020.
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