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.

Mission

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Mission

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.

Our Work

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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.

Our Partners

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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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Policy Innovation Lab News

This academic year, the Policy Innovation Lab researched and collaborated with partners on human-centered policy solutions to address systemic inequity, particularly racial inequity, and support vulnerable communities disproportionately impacted by…

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Alum Catherine Lyons Applies McCourt Experience to Develop Human-Centered Policy and Empower Economic Opportunity…

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