New Mission Ventures: Blazing New Trails Through Innovation
Led by department director Mia Doces, New Mission Ventures executes on its mission by:
- Imagining new products and services that expand our reach beyond the classroom
- Leveraging new technologies to create innovative solutions and broaden mission impact
- Developing partnerships with individuals and organizations that can make a difference for children
- Exploring reconfigured business models
Our Guiding Principles
New Mission Ventures looks for unique solutions that can be piloted, iteratively developed, and brought to market quickly to create positive social change. Projects may originate in schools and expand outward to families and communities, or they may be delivered directly to children, parents, or community service providers. They may support children from birth through college age. Regardless, the basic tenets remain the same: projects must be bound by our mission of fostering the social and emotional development, safety, and well-being of children. They should also solve unmet needs, be scalable, future-oriented, financially viable, and tied to effective practice.
Innovation Is No Longer About Going It Alone
The vision for New Mission Ventures is ambitious, but we’re off to a good start. Since launching in the fall of 2013, we have several projects already in development. Current partners include cross-sector experts and cutting-edge organizations from around the nation working with us to improve the lives of children.