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We want to hear your ideas for making Baltimore a stronger, healthier, safer, smarter and more innovative and vibrant city.
The Warnock Foundation Social Innovation (WFSI) Fellowship provides Baltimoreans with the opportunity to implement their ideas/innovation to make Baltimore a vibrant city to live, learn and grow! The WFSI fellowship provides meaningful professional development, mentorship, and sponsorship to twelve Baltimore leaders/innovators twice a year. The overarching goal is to utilize the talent that already exists in Baltimore to grow and guide them to creating innovations that will impact their community and city.
Applicants will submit a 30-second video sharing their innovation and how it will make Baltimore a better place! Be creative and think outside the box.
Applications open: 9/25/17-10/13/17
First round judging begins: 10/16-17-10/19/17
Winners privately Announced: 10/27/17
Interviews take place: 10/23/17-10/25/17
Winners publicly announced: 11/13/17
Applications will be reviewed by a committee, whom will select 24 finalists. Finalists will be invited to an interview with the committee on October 23rd, 24th, or 25th.
The Warnock Foundation seeks innovative and determined applicants who see opportunities within Baltimore and is looking to invest their time and energy in making Baltimore a vibrant, growing and innovative city. The Warnock foundation is looking for applicants who sees a solution rooted in Baltimore and is willing to dedicate their time and talents to make the solution a reality.
To be eligible: Applicants must live in Baltimore
WSIF provides innovators with the opportunity to:
A huge part of the fellowship will teach innovators how to effectively build sustainable networks to enhance their innovation.
The Warnock Foundation believes that innovators that are selected can have a huge impact on our beautiful city; however, it takes time and dedication. As a Warnock Social Innovation fellow, there are several program dates.
Cohort welcome reception: November 10th 6pm
Cohort educational session #1: November 11th 9am-2pm
Cohort educational session #2: November 18th 9am-2pm
Camden Christmas Party/Mentor meet & greet: December 14th 5pm
Cohort educational session #3: January 13th 9am-2pm
Cohort Educational session #4: January 25th 6pm-9pm
Cohort Educational session #5: February 10th 9am-2pm
Cohort Educational session #6: February 22nd 6pm-9pm
Cohort Educational session #7: March 10th 9am-2pm
Cohort Educational session #8: March 22nd 6pm-9pm
Cohort corporate leadership visits #1: Last week in January
Cohort corporate leadership visits #2: Second Week in February
Exit Interviews March
Dates and Times are subject to change but will be notified at least 1-2 weeks in advanced.