In the wake of the 2015 Freddie Gray-related Baltimore Uprising, many wondered if the systemic challenges that contributed to the event could be prevented in the future. Johns Hopkins University students affiliated with JHU Poverty and Inequality Research Lab conducted Rapid Response Research projects in the summer of 2015 to understand the many factors that led to events which followed Freddie Gray’s death. Topics for the Rapid Response Research projects ranged from mapping divestment to upward mobility opportunities. This research was supported by 21CC with seed funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Project descriptions and updates are detailed below.