Building Sustainable Neighborhood Economies


Collaborators view IW’s model as a unique strategy for Baltimore. IW’s approach, from the beginning, has been to build a social enterprise platform that the majority of community partners and non-profit organizations would view as a value-added partner rather than a competitor. IW aims to invest in solutions where gaps currently exist, thereby strategically bringing additional resources to its collaborators and community anchor partners.


Why collaborate with IW?

Collaboration is essential to the success of the IW model. It leads to significant network effects across Baltimore. IW works intentionally to bridge resources across multiple stakeholder groups such as community partners, talent development institutions, investors, and innovation accelerators. IW invests in and provides access to necessary tools and resources through a culture of collaboration that accelerates economic justice for Baltimore’s underinvested neighborhoods.

Program collaborators

Dent Education

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship



Create U Network

Kingdom Life Church

Open Works

University of Baltimore

Loyola University Maryland

Institutional collaborators

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

St. Ignatius Loyola Academy

Loyola Blakefield

Loyola Early Learning Center

Deutsch Foundation

Ignatian Volunteer Corps

Maryland Province of the Jesuits


Become a Collaborator

If interested in learning more about collaboration opportunities with IW, contact us to find out how you or your organization can link into this dynamic, impact-driven network.