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I feel so hopeful and inspired about the future knowing that there are so many amazing movers and shakers in my own backyard!  I felt challenged and awakened by the lab.  It made me want to talk to more people and learn even more.” – A participant at the Dec. 4, 2012 Lab

I’ll take away contact information from people who have offered to help.  I’ll also consider the notion that my project is not an isolated effort, but part of a larger movement.” – A participant at the Sept. 12, 2012 Lab

“I’ve been searching for a need in my community that I want to address. I may have found one through the Lab, and the connections with other projects/people I made will be valuable in figuring that out.” – A participant at the May 22, 2012 Lab


In 2014, the Social Innovation Lab helped launch Impact Hub Minneapolis St. Paul. Join us on Nov. 17 for the annual Impact Hub event that celebrates social impact in Minnesota. more
Release of the RFP for Maternal Wellbeing Lab Pilots
The Maternal Wellbeing Innovation Lab is now at the stage of testing out ideas generated by the community innovation process. See the announcement below for the request for proposals. The more