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Who We Are

We are the Innovation Hub (formerly known as the Incubation Lab) team of our overarching organization, CWS. 

Church World Service is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. Our Vision is a world where all have food, voice and a place called home, #Enough4All. 

We have worked for seven decades with one goal: building a world where there is enough for all. We affirm the power of individuals and communities to take ownership of their future. We meet them right where they are, helping them create solutions they can maintain – and build on.


We, and our partners, work in over 65 countries, providing refugee assistance, disaster relief, and sustainable self-help. Our volunteers organize more than 800 CROP Hunger Walks each year and distribute CWS Kits for disaster relief around the world.

To continue advancing the CWS mission...


in a rapidly changing world, we developed an Innovation Hub as a launching pad for testing and investing in new ideas. We believe that when people and organizations work together, their impact is greater than what each could do individually.


We strive to become experts at designing and implementing groundbreaking projects, facilitating collaborative partnerships and enabling people to generate innovative solutions to complex problems. 


CWS Innovation Hub’s Mission & Vision Statement:


To enhance the impact of CWS by driving innovation through strategic and programmatic proof-of-concepts. We are a collaborative platform to respond, grapple and solve 3-6 issues by 2023.

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