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Policy Innovation Lab

The Policy Innovation Lab offers students educational and hands-on experiences that develop the skills and understanding necessary to create policy that serves and responds to the needs of communities.

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Our Vision, Mission, and Values

We envision a world where every person’s needs are met and each individual has equal opportunity to learn, grow, and lead a fulfilling life.

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Our Work

We are working to advance social and economic justice through a racial equity lens. In that work we center our values of respect for communities, integrity, humility, and innovation.

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Our Partners

The Policy Innovation Lab is accountable to multiple partners in Wards 7 and 8 and throughout the city.

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Our Projects

As part of our mission, we develop relationships and strategic partnerships with local organizations and community members in Wards 7 & 8.

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Policy Innovation Lab Solidarity Series

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The Policy Innovation Lab presents the second post in its Solidarity Series. At the beginning of the summer the Policy Innovation Lab shared a…

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Black lives matter. Together with Georgetown University, the Policy Innovation Lab at the university’s McCourt School of Public Policy is grieving the murders of George Floyd,…

Our Team

Mackenzie Loy is co-director of the Policy Innovation Lab

Margaret O’Bryon is the Executive Director of the Policy Innovation Lab and an Assistant Research Professor at the McCourt School

Ravneet Kaur is co-director of the Policy Innovation Lab