Civic Lab

Empowering promising, early-stage entrepreneur to pursue impact at scale

New Profit’s Civic Lab supports innovative models of grassroots solutions that build civic trust and a strong civic culture in America. To read the full Civic Lab announcement, click here.

First Cohort

Sarah Audelo
Executive Director, Alliance for Youth Organizing
With 11 affiliates across 21 states, the Alliance supports and scales the work of local organizations, building a movement of young people, by young people, and for all people.
Emily Cherniack
Founder & Executive Director, New Politics Academy
New Politics Academy revitalizes American democracy by recruiting and developing servant leaders who put community and country over self to serve in the political arena. New Politics Academy focuses on leaders who have significant service experience (military, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps) and provides programming, leadership development, and guidance on political pathways.
Katie Fahey
Executive Director, The People
Building on the success of Voters Not Politicians, which mobilized 14 thousand people in Michigan to end partisan gerrymandering, The People brings Americans together to engage in civil discourse and establish and carry out nonpartisan governmental reforms.
Rev. Gregory Holston
Executive Director, POWER
The largest organization of its kind in the mid-Atlantic region, POWER is an interfaith organization committed to building communities of opportunity that work for all. It represents over 50 congregations throughout Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania.
Steven Olikara
Founder & President, Millennial Action Project
Millennial Action Project (MAP) is the largest nonpartisan organization activating young lawmakers to transcend political divisions and strengthen our democracy. MAP's programs help over 800 leaders in elected office convene across party lines, develop and share innovative policy ideas, engage the public in cross-partisan political dialogue, and amplify impact stories to statewide and national audiences.
Darrell Scott
Co-Founder and Executive Director, PushBlack
PushBlack is the nation's largest nonprofit media platform for Black-Americans with over 3 million subscribers. It builds deep, daily relationships with Black-Americans through their phones in order to transform Black civic engagement.
Kashif Shaikh
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Pillars Fund
The Pillars Fund invests in and amplifies the leadership, narratives, and talents of American Muslims in civil society, the media, and public discourse. Through its funding programs, campaigns, and initiatives, Pillars identifies the next generation of American Muslim leaders and civic organizations and provides financial assistance and a connection to a broad network of civic actors in both the Muslim and non-Muslim communities.