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Announcing Our 2021 Innovation Fund Winners!

by Adrian Haro, on November 18, 2021 at 7:22 AM
The Workers Lab is thrilled to announce the six winners of the 2021 Innovation Fund. To help their ideas succeed and flourish, each winner will receive $150,000, have the opportunity to learn from...
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Topics: The Innovation Fund| Learning Hub

Meet Our 2021 Innovation Fund Finalists

by Jeshua John, on November 15, 2021 at 12:20 PM
The Workers Lab is excited to share our finalists for the 2021 Innovation Fund cycle. They emerged from a list of almost 400 incredibly talented and promising applicants. The finalists are now in...
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Topics: Learning Hub

A Look Back at Emergency Cash Distributed in the First Year of the Pandemic

by Abigail Schneider, Canary, on September 23, 2021 at 1:42 PM
The Workers Lab (TWL) has a longstanding commitment to understanding the value and best practices for delivering emergency cash for workers. Over the last several years, TWL has deeply explored...
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Benefits of Emergency Cash Grants for Building Organizations and Membership

by The Workers Lab, on July 28, 2021 at 12:19 PM
During the pandemic, organizations across the United States distributed hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency cash. Individuals, foundations, and governments understood the immense urgency...
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Making Sense of Emergency Cash

by Jeshua John, on July 1, 2021 at 7:48 AM
Emergency cash is about getting money in the hands of people who need it, when they need it. We're working to give this idea for workers a chance to succeed.
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Topics: Design Sprint| Learning Hub

The Workers Lab Recognizes Pride

by The Workers Lab, on June 30, 2021 at 6:43 AM
As we close out Pride month, The Workers Lab celebrates our LGBTQ+ innovators and team members, and acknowledges the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ workers.
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2021 Innovation Fund Applications Are Now Being Accepted!

by Jeshua John, on June 1, 2021 at 7:25 AM
The Workers Lab is now accepting applications for the 2021 Innovation Fund! We’re seeking innovators with new ideas about how to transform systems and structures to make all workers safe, healthy,...
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

Sprinting to Get Gig Workers Unemployment Benefits

by Adrian Haro, on March 31, 2021 at 8:57 PM
We’re happy to announce the product of our latest Design Sprint focused on increasing power for gig workers by easing the headaches around securing unemployment benefits.
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Topics: Design Sprint| Learning Hub

What Social Entrepreneurs Need to Know About The Innovation Fund

by The Workers Lab, on February 23, 2021 at 1:34 PM
Each year at The Workers Lab, we offer investments in grant funding to social entrepreneurs with ideas to help build worker power. Are you a social entrepreneur? Should you apply to The Innovation...
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Topics: The Innovation Fund

Fast Company Recognizes Winning Ideas for Workers Coming Back

by The Workers Lab, on February 22, 2021 at 3:07 PM
The Workers Lab and CEO Adrian Haro are in the news. A profile from Fast Company highlights The Innovation Fund’s winners from the Fall 2020 grant cycle and shares our vision of worker power.
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Topics: The Innovation Fund| In The News

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