How We WorkA Platform & Incubator Hybrid
S2i uses two powerful models that create innovation and enhance the lives of individuals living with mental health conditions.
S2i works as a PLATFORM and INCUBATOR
- Improved policy and practice in mental health and other sectors (e.g., criminal justice, workforce, housing, education)
- Equity and engagement, specifically racial justice and the authentic leadership of people with lived expertise of mental health conditions
- The breadth of cross-sector subject matter expertise of S2i staff, advisory committee, expert council, and extended networks
Intentionally prioritizes racial equity and lived experience.
Advances cross-sectoral approaches & idea generation (convenings, papers, pilots).
Engages major philanthropy: sense-making and scouting.
Incubates new projects.
Shares perspectives & ideas with policy makers and practitioners.
Examples of S2i Projects
Education & Youth