In May of 2015, we expanded operations to Baltimore, Maryland after identifying strong synergies between the needs of at-risk youth in Mumbai, and those in low-income regions of the US. Our Baltimore operations are fiscally sponsored by Fusion Partnerships, an incubator that supports grassroots community programs and projects working towards social justice in the city.
Since May, we have launched programs at City Springs Elementary/Middle School, Henderson-Hopkins, James McHenry Elementary/Middle School, Govans Elementary, and Jubilee Arts, (a Sandtown-Winchester based NGO), reaching hundreds of Baltimore city youth with our programming. We were chosen in the fall to be part of the Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab's 2015-2016 cohort. We have partnered with organizations across the city to expand our reach, particularly with Medicine For The Greater Good (MGG), an initiative at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center aimed at promoting wellness and health partnership beyond the hospital walls that has helped us both scale and develop methods to evaluate the efficacy of our work. We are currently working on launching a teacher-changemaker model to identify passionate educators in Baltimore city schools to become advocates and pioneers of our methodology within their schools to scale our work effectively.
Our goal by Spring 2016 is to be embedded in fifteen city schools through our partnerships.