Our approach to working in the U.S. is focused on partnering with local organizations to adapt proven programs from other parts of the world to fight domestic poverty and innovating new approaches based on CARE’s best practices, principles and values.
The Global Innovation Hub
In September 2019, CARE created the Global Innovation Hub, which convenes people and organizations dedicated to defeating poverty by achieving social justice and equity everywhere. Online and at our 40K sq./ft co-working space at CARE’s US headquarters in downtown Atlanta, we are building a community of activists, leaders, and movement builders that share our commitment to solving critical social impact issues. We are doing that in two ways:
- We are building a network of U.S. nonprofits, academic centers, think tanks, government actors, and private sector partners to rigorously test techniques, technologies, and programs to determine if and how they could be successful in addressing poverty in the U.S.
- Both virtually and in-person, Global Innovation Hub partner organizations are sharing and applying lessons learned through a rich blend of programs and convenings – including shared experiences to better understand the racial/ethnic and gender justice issues that underlay poverty in the U.S. and around the world. We are also sharing resources such as CARE’s program library, evaluations, and data to help tackle specific, pressing problems.