Nonprofit Innovation Lab Public Voting


We're excited to introduce you to the 2022 fellows from the Nonprofit Innovation Lab, brought to you by Social Enterprise Greenhouse and United Way of Rhode Island. On February 1st, they will pitch their innovative ideas for a chance to win a share of $90,000 in seed funding.

Help us determine the Winner of the Public Choice Award by voting on your favorite idea  by February 1st !

Select each video below to learn more about each innovation idea, use the black arrows to navigate between videos and click the voting link under your favorite to cast your vote!

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Title: Riverzedge Arts
Author: tfeigenbaum
Votes: 161

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Description: Riverzedge Arts uses innovative applied and work-based learning strategies to teach art, design, and critical thinking to the youth of northern RI, providing its participants as well as its community with a path to economic and cultural sustainability. Since 2002, Riverzedge has been enrolling youth ages 14-19 in paid, industry-standard training in its Arts Education and Training (AET) program. Youth may choose Graphic Design, Media Arts (photography and videography), Screen Printing, or Public Art (3D fabrication, sculpture, and large-scale painting), and they work alongside both peers and professional artists to complete commissioned projects. Acknowledged by the Wallace Foundation, the Obama Administration, and the National Afterschool Alliance as a leader in youth development and applied learning, Riverzedge Arts is working with DCYF and probation officers in Woonsocket, RI, to expand its current Arts Education and Training (AET) program. This program will enroll adjudicated youth in evening programming as a means of reducing recidivism and diverting youth from RI’s residential youth development .

Learn More About the 2022 Fellows

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Remember to join us at the Guild on February 1st at 5pm to celebrate RI’s nonprofit sector,
see the pitches live, and celebrate the winners!

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About the Nonprofit Innovation Lab

The goal of the Nonprofit Innovation Lab is to spark development and implementation of innovative solutions that will enable organizations to expand and accelerate their ability to create positive social impact. The program offers ten Rhode Island nonprofits the opportunity to transform innovative ideas into reality, enabling them to create even more social impact as they bring innovation and entrepreneurial thinking to their organizations through social enterprise curriculum, seed funding, coaching from industry experts, and peer support.

The Nonprofit Innovation Lab is brought to you by Social Enterprise Greenhouse and United Way of Rhode Island.

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