JFFLabs is the Jobs for the Future (JFF) innovation arm—we catalyze new ways to achieve our mission at JFF and with our partners.

At a Glance

JFFLabs is the Jobs for the Future's (JFF) innovation lab—we catalyze new ways to achieve our mission at JFF and with our partners.






Areas of Work
  • Preparing for the Future of Work
  • Meeting Employer Needs
Expert Involved
In progress
  • DC
  • CA
  • Boston, MA

Educating and training in traditional ways has not ensured economic advancement for all learners and workers.

Educators, workforce professionals, and entrepreneurs have innovative solutions but need support developing them, proof that what they're doing works, and a connection to capital to help them succeed. Investors seek guidance in identifying high-impact opportunities and promising solutions that generate results for learners and workers, produce financial outcomes, and bolster the economy.

JFFLabs bridges these communities and drives innovation in education and workforce systems through market insights, incubating solutions, and investing in promising companies.

What We Do


Impact Acceleration

Identifying and publishing rapid and emerging trends and stories about innovations and solutions.

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Providing strategy, piloting and business support to innovators, entrepreneurs, and businesses as they look to scale ideas to sustainable operations.

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Investing and supporting entrepreneurs building solutions and businesses.

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One of the more intriguing things about JFFLabs is that it doesn’t assume Silicon Valley has all the answers.

John Battelle, Editor in Chief, NewCo