Our Programs

Currently we offer a 10 week startup accelerator and a 2 day Rapid Innovation Summit. Both programs provide entrepreneur training, business model canvas and design, lean startup principles and much more.

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator

“CivicX” is the first national accelerator program and investment fund in the country focused on “civic ventures” — for-profit and nonprofit early stage ventures that include people as part of the solution to critical social problems. The 10-week, boot camp-style program convenes 10-15 teams in person and online with the goal of equipping each venture to seek investments and scale their social innovation.

Rapid Innovation Summits

The hands-on boot camp is for social innovators — entrepreneurs, business, nonprofit and community leaders — to learn how to apply innovation best practices and design thinking to make better decisions and more effectively solve challenges related to new or current programs, projects or other critical social challenges.

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Our Team

Learn more about our team of faciliators, guest faculty and mentors.

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Meet our Alumni

We’ve graduated 74 social ventures from across the country. Check out the impact creating and the problems they’re solving.

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The Blog

Catch up on the latest and greatest from CivicX on our blog.

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About Points of Light

Points of Light’s mission is to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. We envision a world in which everyone has discovered their power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies.

At Points of Light, we help millions of volunteers change the world. We mobilize people to take action on the causes they care about through innovative programs , and campaigns. Points of Light is creating a culture of volunteerism, one that the power of service.