Our Work

The Lab was established as a social justice initiative with a clear vision, mission and set of values from which it has not wavered. In addition to participating in training’s and seminars, Lab members engage in hands-on work in the District of Columbia. At the request of our partners, Lab members co-design policy projects that support the people and families living in Wards 7 and 8. Our work has included, but is not limited to:

    • Hosting community listening sessions
    • Drafting policy briefs
    • Testifying in government hearings
    • Undertaking targeted research and analysis, e.g. equitable development, housing affordability, safe passages to schools, comprehensive community development planning
    • Developing community-based policy and/or program tools, e.g. actor maps maps, logic models, human-centered design processes

For more information about the Lab’s work, please read our Annual Reports:

Frank McCourt recognizing the powerful work the Policy Innovation Lab does during ’23 Commencement Speech