Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation
President Obama at SEED School Kennedy Service Act signing.

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March 3, 2015 at 4:36 PM

Dave Wilkinson steps forward to serve as the new Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation.

February 9, 2015 at 12:19 PM

This month marks one full year since the launch of the first-ever Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST), which was created in response to the President’s call to make government programs more effective and efficient. SBST had a successful first year, launching a wide variety of evidence-based pilots. To mark the one-year anniversary of SBST, the team met with President Obama last Friday.

January 6, 2015 at 5:08 PM

As the nation’s electric infrastructure is modernized, it is critically important to ensure that the collection of data is performed in a manner that yields the greatest benefits for consumers, while continuing to rigorously protect their privacy. The new Voluntary Code of Conduct for utilities and third parties will help protect consumer energy data.


The Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation is focused on developing policies and programs to accelerate economic recovery and create stronger communities. We do this by harnessing human capital and facilitating financial capital.