What We Do

Polis Institute is a nonprofit action research and engagement institute. Our work propels solutions to social and economic issues that grow opportunity for all. Polis Institute works directly with communities and consults for philanthropies, nonprofits, investors, and government agencies.

Using rich data and a people-first approach to help solve critical social and economic issues.

Our areas of expertise include community engagement, dynamic research, and strategic planning for communities and organizations. Polis Institute’s ten-plus years of experience in propelling positive social and economic change covers a spectrum of issue areas, including equitable urban revitalization, economic mobility, healthcare access, educational achievement, early childhood education & childcare access, and career advancement. We give stakeholders the tools, data, and insights they need to achieve results that matter.

Polis Institute emphasizes working with stakeholders whose investments and initiatives are intended to positively impact historically marginalized people of color.