Blue Ridge Labs@Robin Hood is a program of Robin Hood – New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization.
The Labs program was launched from inside the Blue Ridge Foundation New York to build upon its 15 year legacy of transforming ideas into organizations. In 2015, we became a part of Robin Hood to expand our reach and impact.
Hannah's background is in innovation strategy. She's worked with organizations of all size on funding, developing, and launching products and programs designed to create social change. In her free time, you can find her chasing her daughter, reading bad sci-fi, and experimenting with new recipes for chocolate chip cookies
Bill has been the technical cofounder for two successful tech startups, from generating and refining the product through building and leading a team to execute the vision. In his free time, when he's not hacking on the latest tech, Bill likes to build wooden boats with his Dad, sail, and practice hot yoga.
People are more than the challenges they face, and each of us is more than our roles and titles. We put the whole person, their family and community first.
We redefine what it means to be an “expert”, including all voices in the ideation, decision and creation process.
We have a strong bias towards action. A real product in the world changes the world, so we build and create, not just design and ideate.
The work we do challenges us, often in ways that can be discomforting. We lean into that discomfort because that’s how we grow and learn.
This will go wrong, plans will fail. These bumps in the road are opportunities, and we wholeheartedly engage with them.