United By a Bold Idea
With backing from The Omidyar Group, Hopelab’s team is united by a common desire, from our founders, to catalyze social impact and empower young people.
Hopelab was created as a lab to explore the idea that stable philanthropic funding might support a deeper exploration of the way translational research, technology, and investment opportunities can bolster resilience and improve the health and well-being of young people. To this day, that remains a guiding vision of Hopelab.
Re-Mission, Hopelab’s first project, was inspired by co-founder Pam Omidyar’s bold idea to create a video game to help young cancer patients comply with treatment. That legacy continues to guide the organization’s mission-driven work to help build a more inclusive and equitable future for young people, especially BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth.
Hopelab’s Core Values
Every day, the team at Hopelab aspires to be...
We center equity in all facets of our work and recognize that systems of oppression, like racism, homophobia, transphobia, and wealth inequities, are connected – dismantling them benefits everyone. We passionately work to create more equitable health outcomes for young people from underinvested groups.
We believe that more equitable outcomes for young people require intergenerational partnership and a shift in who holds power. We support co-creation between young people and adults, and shifting of power toward young people. We believe that nothing should be built for young people without the equitable engagement of young people.
We are unwavering in our pursuit of a more compassionate, better world now and for generations to come. Joy and hope can feel radical in today’s world; we embrace them to fuel possibility and innovation in service to a more equitable future with concrete outcomes for young people.
Complex systems are made up of interconnected relationships, and we believe that systems change must start with authentic connection. We are connectors, and our work bridges across sectors, disciplines, and perspectives. Our work gains strength from a diverse set of voices and approaches.
We develop multi-disciplinary teams to solve complex issues by drawing upon, learning from, and integrating many fields and methods, including rigorous science, psychology, public health, impact investing, design, and the lived experiences of young people and the adults in their lives.