Charm City Science League

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The Charm City Science League was founded in 2012 by undergraduates at the Johns Hopkins University. The group mission was to serve as a science enrichment opportunity for students in inner city Baltimore middle schools. What started as a program with 5 JHU mentors and 5 middle school students has developed into a program boasting 100 JHU undergraduate, graduate, and PhD mentors in addition to 15 middle school programs. In 2016, it was recognized as a model program by the Maryland/DC Campus Compact.

The core of CCSL’s impact stems from the Science Olympiad program. Through Science Olympiad, CCSL seeks to deliver a supreme extracurricular education in STEM while inspiring middle school students to consider career options in an emerging field. JHU mentors travel to middle schools on a weekly basis in order to train middle schoolers for Olympiad competitions.

Mission Statementpicture of JHU student group, Charm City Science League's logo

Charm City Science League’s mission is to improve academic performance in Baltimore City middle schools, with a focus on enriching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. We inspire Baltimore City Middle School students using a unique combination of intensive one-on-one mentoring, academic competition participation, and greater community involvement. In doing so, we hope to bring the considerable educational resources available at Hopkins to the Greater Homewood community, and engage our students with the thrill of scientific discovery and critical thinking.

Join the Charm City Science League

Are you a Johns Hopkins student interested in becoming a mentor? Are you a teacher at a local school interested in receiving mentorship for your students? If so, please contact You can also read more about Charm City Science League’s volunteer expectations in the Education and Youth Programming STEM student group list.

Meet the Leaders


headshot of Margaret Hart, Charm City Science League JHU staff memberMargaret Hart
STEM Outreach Advisor

Whiting School of Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Headshot of Kate McGuire, MD Science Olympiad AdvisorKate McGuire
MD Science Olympiad Advisor

Student Leaders

More information coming soon about the student leaders of the Charm City Science League at Johns Hopkins University.
headshot of Joe FalcoJoe Falco
headshot of Evelyn YehEvelyn Yeh
Vice President
headshot of Damian CrossDamian Cross
Research & Development Head
headshot of Kim KoonKim Koon
Curriculum Head
headshot of Richard OhRichard Oh
School Relations Head
headshot of Ank AgarwalAnk Agarwal
Curriculum Head
headshot of Stanley ChuStanley Chu
School Relations Head
headshot of Sai PinniSai Pinni
Research & Development Head
headshot of Manjari SriparnaManjari Sriparna
headshot of Hadley VanRenterghemHadley VanRenterghem
Curriculum Head
headshot of Noah YanNoah Yan