Inside the tech and community collaborations that drove 4 grassroots pandemic responses in Baltimore
The pandemic brought a lot of the systemic disparities that exist in society in stark relief, from digital access to education and health. In Baltimore, it led to a rapid response in the initial weeks of restrictions, as groups formed quickly to fill the immediate needs that appeared.
To look back at how these efforts came together and share lessons for collaborations in the future, Impact Hub Baltimore, Innovation Works and Technical.ly teamed for a Baltimore Innovation Week discussion. Titled “Building Access and Bridging Structural Divides,” Technically Assistant Editor Stephen Babcock and Innovation Works President A. Jay Nwachu, moderated a panel on building access with four organizational leaders that found grassroots solutions to combat systemic issues magnified by the pandemic.