The Innovation Center

The Innovation Center’s goal is to diversify the innovation pipeline through challenges, developing the next generation of innovators and recognizing young innovators.

Our current innovation initiatives are:

STEAM Innovators Center

Diversifying the innovation pipeline with a focus on following strategies: 1) fill the pipeline; 2) recognize innovators; 3) develop the pipeline; 4) create a movement.

The Policy Center

Rooted in research and analysis, the nonpartisan Policy Center strengthens the economic health of diverse communities by convening stakeholders, expanding dialogue and advancing policy prescriptions.


  • Strengthen the base of research, data, and analysis that address the economic health of diverse populations and share findings with leaders and the public-at-large
  • Offer policy recommendations for business development and economic security that build widely shared prosperity
  • Convene stakeholders, including community and business leaders, community groups, and higher education institutions, to advance a shared agenda for economic growth in diverse communities

Core Values

Collaboration, Honesty, Humility, Integrity, Service

Contact the Policy Center

Andrea Harris
Founder and Senior Fellow
(919) 956-8889