Want to really see what we do? Check out the mini-series made on the "Bet on Baltimore" summer program run by Dent Education:


 
 

Today’s students are tomorrow’s changemakers. We enable students to find their voice, realize their creative potential, and work together to solve society’s most persistent problems. Through our design thinking and maker curriculum, students engage with their community to identify local needs and then brainstorm, build, and iterate on creative solutions. Our goal is to spread opportunity by empowering students to be empathetic, creative, and proactive leaders -- world citizens equipped with the skills and mindsets to succeed in the 21st century.



Who We Are

RAJAN PATEL

Rajan is an avid maker who believes we can build things to help others. He co-invented the Embrace incubator, a product of empathy-driven design that has impacted and saved the lives of over 250,000 babies across the developing world. Today, Rajan is passionate about empowering the makers and problem solvers of tomorrow. He trained at Stanford's d.school to become a teacher of design thinking and has organized and led over 20 programs of his own across six countries. Rajan holds a BS in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford, an MBA from Stanford, and an MPA from Harvard.

 

JACKIE BELLO

Jackie is a lifelong educator passionate about empowering others to achieve their dreams. She was named an "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" by Baltimore City Public Schools in her first year teaching, and she has since taught at the high school, college, and professional level. Outside the classroom, Jackie has advised and led both private and public sector organizations on strategic initiatives to improve student outcomes. Jackie holds an AB from Princeton University, an MAT from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA/M.Ed from Stanford University.

 

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
— Maya Angelou