Pickett Slater Harrington

Faculty, Master of Arts in Social Design

Pickett Slater Harrington has spent his career igniting social change. He is the founder and managing principal at Joltage, a social change design firm that champions innovative solutions to social challenges. 

His work in Baltimore includes partnering with Seawall, a Baltimore-based community developer that believes in using real estate to empower communities, unite cities and launch powerful ideas, to help residents of Baltimore develop a community vision for the transformation of Lexington Market. He is also working with the United Way of Central Maryland as they launch Neighbors United, an initiative to build the capacity of neighborhood residents to identify and work on systemic challenges that impact their community. 

Pickett has deep experience working within and connecting communities and institutions. He has served in various roles in national nonprofit organizations including the Children’s Defense Fund, the Urban League, and Public Allies. In addition, he has served as manager of leadership development at Independent Sector, a national leadership network of nonprofits and foundations, where he focused on moving a new generation of social change leaders from next to now. 

Pickett has also served in leadership roles in several community-based groups and organizations. His background includes working as a senior consultant with the Community Building Institute and adjunct professor at Xavier University.  

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Social Work. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and two kids.