Center for Civic Innovation
Center for Civic Innovation
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Rohit Malhotra describes how the Center for Civic Innovation helps create a more equitable Atlanta.

The Center for Civic Innovation opened in 2014 as an incubator for new approaches to addressing Atlanta’s systemic challenges around inequality. Within 2 years they were ready to invest in a new generation of local leaders with ideas that improve social outcomes for their community.

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But first, they needed someone to invest in them.
They asked Mailchimp to fund a pilot program called the Civic Innovation Fellowship. A small group of local leaders would have the time, space, training, and mentorship to hone and validate their solutions to community problems.
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We said yes, and soon after that, other funders followed.
Since2016
the Center for Civic Innovation has invested $2 million and thousands of hours of coaching into nearly 100 grassroots leaders and movement builders in Atlanta.
More than 75% of their investments have empowered women-led efforts and 70% of their investments have been in Black-led organizations.
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In just a few years, they’ve gotten more than 25,000 people involved in the conversation about equity in Atlanta. Put another way: they’ve built a home for good trouble.
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