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 year and a half, 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.

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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.

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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!

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