The Harwood Institute of Public Innovation

We want a world where community is a common and enduring enterprise – where everyone can come together amid their differences to solve the complex challenges that affect us all.

Our work is both a philosophy and a practice. Real, lasting change occurs only when people and communities are part of the solution. We bring people on the front lines of creating change in communities to challenge conventional assumptions, learn together, inspire one another and strengthen our collective ability to be a force for good.

The Harwood Institute is the go-to place for people and organizations looking for ways to fight against the negative conditions stifling progress in society. We teach and coach people from all walks of life how to move society forward by building stronger communities, bridging divides and creating a culture of shared responsibility. Unlike other groups that support communities, we get to the core of what it takes to create real progress and change. We give people who feel stuck a renewed sense of hope and a real path forward.