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Mayor Bowser to Launch The Lab @ DC

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Announces $3.2 Million Grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Thursday, July 20, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will launch The Lab @ DC, a research team using the latest scientific insights and methods in order to improve policies and services for Washington, DC. The first collaboration of its kind, The Lab @ DC will design policy and program interventions based on theory and evidence from academic research and administrative data; conduct high-quality evaluations to learn how well things work and how to improve government services; and foster a scientific community of practice, engagement, and cooperation with experts and stakeholders.

The Mayor will also announce a $3.2 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation that supports the launch of this initiative. Ultimately, The Lab @ DC will help District officials use the most timely, up-to-date information for day-to-day operations across Washington, DC. 

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Rashad Young, City Administrator
David Yokum, Director, The Lab @ DC
Vicky Wilkins, Interim Dean, School of Public Affairs, American University
David Medina, COO and Co-Founder, Results for America

Thursday, July 20, at 11 am
John A. Wilson Building 
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Mayor’s Press Briefing Room (G-9)
*Closest Metros: Federal Triangle and Metro Center Metro Stations*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).