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.


2017 is an important year for the City of Atlanta. We will elect a new mayor, city council and school board. Every month this year, the Center for Civic Innovation will host candidates for a candid and open conversation, where we learn more about their personal story and vision for the future of this city.

This series is sponsored by #ChooseATL (www.chooseatl.com). Our promotional partners include Our Future Atlanta, YNPN, Global Shapers-ATL, and Community Bucket.



The Center for Civic Innovation runs a leadership and business development program called the Civic Innovation Fellowship, where we invest in local community leaders as start up ventures and entrepreneurs.


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!