The goal of Center for Social Innovation (CSI) is to help improve life in diverse and vulnerable communities in Boston and around the world through innovative practices and approaches. CSI emphasizes the use of systems science, data science, human-centered design, and implementation science to address complex social challenges. These novel problem-solving methods put communities at the fore with an emphasis on data, iteration and collaboration to improve practice and develop interventions that have a greater likelihood of sustaining positive social change.

CSI supports education, research, and practice innovations that strategically leverage and combine these approaches to adapt, test, and scale evidence-based interventions to solve the world’s most pressing social problems.