Welcome to the Social Impact Lab PDX: Spring 2019!

Welcome to the Social Impact Lab PDX:Spring 2019 Cohort! We are so excited to officially launch the PDX:SP19 cohort this week.

This orientation week is built into the lab to make sure you have plenty of time to familiarize yourself with the lab format & the Blueprint for Success project. It's a great time to get any logistical questions answered, and we'll be connecting you with your teams by the end of this week as well. Once we do so, we encourage you to introduce yourselves virtually and, if possible, find time to meet or connect either later this week or early next.

In the meantime, here's a couple very important announcements:

  • Orientation on Thursday, 5/16, at 2:30 pm -- Due to scheduling issues, our virtual orientation with Portland Fire & Rescue has been postponed to this Thursday, at 2:30 pm. We apologize for the late notice and we know that some of you may not be able to attend this live orientation, but we will be recording the meeting for future viewing. If you are unable to join the orientation, please send questions ahead of time. We'll address these in the webinar or through email.

  • Workshop #1 next Tuesday, 5/21, at 6:00 pm -- We will be meeting as a lab for our first in-person workshop at Fire Station One next week! Mark your calendars and be sure to save the dates for our other formal lab events:

    • Tues, 6/4, at 6 pm - Workshop #2

    • Tues, 6/11, at 6 pm - Workshop #3

    • Fri, 6/14 - Sat, 6/15 - Lab Impactathon (Friday, 6-9 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm)

    • Tues, 6/25, at 6 pm - Community Celebration

To review, here are three Launch Week Action Items:

01. Complete your lab registration forms, as we'll be using this information to form teams:

  • Fill out your Lab Profile. We want to share your story with other lab participants as well as your project sponsor(s).

  • Provide the lab organizers with some final formal info by filling out this short intake form.

02. Review the Blueprint for Success project page. We'll be sharing more about the specific design challenge during the Orientation call.

03. Mark your calendars for Thursday, 5/16 at 2:30 pm for the Virtual Orientation Call with Portland Fire & Rescue. Please send us your questions ahead of time -- especially if you're not able to join the orientation in real-time.

Be in touch with any questions!
@The Social Impact Lab