The Daily Record recently announced its list of 2017 Innovators of the Year. Among the two dozen winners is Thread, the project started by 2009 OSI-Baltimore Fellow, Sarah Hemminger. Hemminger started Thread as a way to engage underperforming high school students who are faced with significant barriers outside of the classroom by providing each one with a “family” of committed volunteers and increased access to community resources.
Also among the winners is Cool and Associates, LLC, the management consulting firm launched by OSI board member, Veronica Cool. Cool founded the firm as a way to bridge the gap between the mainstream world and the Hispanic market in the United States.
Winners of the Innovator of the Year Award are selected by a panel of business leaders.