Join Our Community of Innovators

At k12 Lean Labs we are committed to building a community of innovative thinkers in Birmingham and across Alabama. We are driven by the belief that change comes from the bottom up, not the top down, and want to support and develop the people we think have the best ideas for improving public education – the educators. Check out our calendar to find an event and come be part of our movement. 

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Develop Your Big Idea for Education

Are you actively working on an idea to improve how we approach K-12 education? At Idea Lab, our 3-day workshop, you will use design thinking and lean startup principles to learn how to listen to your users, prototype solutions, test your assumptions, and unbundle your ideas into more manageable pieces. This is the starting point for most people interested in getting involved.

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Other Ways to Engage With Us


 Are you someone who is passionate about seeing positive change in education in and around Birmingham, but maybe you don't have an idea to work on? We still need your support as a volunteer and as a donor. If you are interested in volunteering, joining our junior board, or just want to know more about who we are and what we do, shoot us a message and someone will get back to you shortly. 

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There are many ways to help our students. Attending an event, developing your big idea through Idea Lab, and volunteering are all great ways to contribute. 

If you are unable to donate your time, consider chipping in with a monetary donation. Every bit helps.