Social Innovation Laboratory (SIL) began as an idea to fuse innovative, research-driven practices and the non-profit format, with the end goal being to improve social programs that benefit the disempowered, disenfranchised, and at-risk populations.
To revolutionize the social services industry and make the insights we gather available to those passionate about making the world a better place.
We are a non-profit committed to improving social programs, the processes behind them, and the passionate individuals who make them possible.
While the social issues may vary from project to project, the intention is always the same, to improve social programs and create a model for other non-profits to follow. Often, nonprofits have the right motivations, but lack the knowledge to provide efficient assistance to those who need it most; the Social Innovation Laboratory functions both to combat serious social issues and to serve as an example of evidence based community efforts. Our goal is to revolutionize the social services industry and then make the insights we gather available to those passionate about making the world a better place.
We don’t just do good work, we are passionate about the work we do and that what we do benefits others.
We strive to conduct ourselves in a way that fosters trust with our clients and within our organization. If we say it, we mean it.
We believe that all individuals deserve to be treated with compassion and respect, and we convey this belief through all aspects of our organization.
Just because it’s always been done a certain way doesn’t mean there isn’t a better solution.
As a non-profit we are always looking for the next solution; innovators don’t settle for the status quo. We are constantly adding to our professional toolbox so that we continue to grow both as a non-profit and as individuals.
MEET THE STAFF
Will Rapp, Executive Director
Lynn Droescher, Project Director
Assistant Project Director
Marketing and Special Projects VISTA