The Novation Lab, a concept of the Good Rural, is a community navigator hub that provides Business Operation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation support to the community.
• Funded by the Mayor London Breed – Dreamkeeper Initiative/Office of Economic, Workforce Development/City & County of San Francisco
• Curated by the African American Early Childhood Educators
• Partners: DCYF, Children’s Council
We want to encourage the innovative power of individuals through a network of highly-curated advisors, therapists and mentors, to be a source of positive interaction, and comprehensive resource, programming and GED support
We serve legacy and new African American businesses and the community with an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Inspiration for the Space
As the inspiration from the African American Early Child Educators, the Novation Lab has been funded by the San Francisco’s Dream Keeper Initiative to give voice to the needs of the legacy African American providers, facilitate dedicated space to cultivate the African American child care industry, support child care providers that care for African American children, and provide educational support and resources to the underserved children and their families as a whole.
The Novation Lab has established funding, partnerships, and collaborations with the San Francisco Human Rights Commission Dream Keeper Initiative, San Francisco Office of Economic Workforce Development, San Francisco Black Led Organization Coalition (SFBLOC), San Francisco MegaBlack, Children’s Council and more to come.
“If I had someone to help me earlier, I could have gone so much further. Those that helped me really took me under their wing and I was able to go as far as I could.” Hazel O. Johnson