Bloomberg Philanthropies incubates civic innovation by providing funds for staff to sit within City Hall. Staff are provided with a playbook, design thinking tools, training, and a network of innovators around the world.
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LAURA AND JOHN ARNOLD FOUNDATION
This is a major national organization, to improve the lives of individuals by strengthening our social, governmental, and economic systems.
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The Behavioral Insight Team
The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is a social purpose company. BIT are jointly owned by the UK Government; Nesta (the innovation charity). BIT redesigns public services and drawing on ideas from the behavioural science literature. BIT are also highly empirical; They test and trial these ideas before they are scaled up. This enables us to understand what works and (importantly) what does not work.
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California Policy Lab
The California Policy Lab pairs trusted experts from UCLA and UC Berkeley with policymakers to solve our most urgent social problems, including homelessness, poverty, crime, and education inequality.
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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY OF LONG BEACH
The i-team is proud to work directly with CSULB College of the Arts (Design), Business Administration, and School of Social Work.
Cities of Service
Cities of Service is a national nonprofit organization that helps mayors build stronger cities by changing the way local government and citizens work together. Cities of Service coalition cities tap into the knowledge, creativity, and service of their citizens to help identify and solve pressing local challenges.
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Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School research fuels innovation and impact. From policy to politics, from the local to the global, we’re committed to advancing the public interest and creating solutions to the world’s most daunting problems.
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THE KNIGHT FOUNDATION
This is a major national organization, who is interested in creating experiments in civic engagements and in public spaces. To do this, they incubate and seed fund creative solutions to civic challenges, like solutions that create interaction within communities who don’t normally work together.
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES
In partnership with UCLA School of Public Affairs, graduate students earning a Master’s degree in Social Welfare (MSW) work directly with the i-team. This internship experience provides students with valuable professional development experience in innovative methods.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
For this partnership, we pitch public policy or operations challenges to teams of graduate students, who implement a program evaluation-like methodology and perform a semester-long study, ending with specific recommendations.