Welcome to the Center for Civic Innovation!

The Center for Civic Innovation is a community-driven research and development lab for local governments, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs. Our mission is to push Atlanta to be a smart, equitable, and engaged city by investing in community-driven ideas, supporting social enterprises, and engaging people in dialogue and action.

Over the past two years, we have held over 50 programs and workshops with over 1,500 entrepreneurs and have helped facilitate over $100,000 in early stage investments. The Center for Civic Innovation is also home to 25 social ventures and over 50 individual social entrepreneurs.



The Center for Civic Innovation runs a unique program focused on pay-for-performance called Civic Labs. We connect public organizations and people with great ideas, products, and services to improve social challenges.


Membership at the Center for Civic Innovation gives you access to all of our events, trainings, and workshops. We also offer organizational membership for teams of people.


From leadership breakfasts to film screenings, the Center for Civic Innovation hosts a variety of events every week. Check out our calendar to find out what's coming up next. Most events are free for members!