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 Team

Emilia Calma is co-director of the Policy Innovation Lab

Margaret O’Bryon is the Executive Director of the Policy Innovation Lab

Rachel Grich is co-director of the Policy Innovation Lab

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.

Policy Innovation Lab News

As DC considers what is next for the RFK Stadium project, students involved in the Policy Innovation Lab outline the opportunity it presents to create more affordable housing.

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

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