What if we could end antisemitism?


Ready to Change The World?

The first NCSY Innovation Lab Incubator focuses on the antisemitism our NCSYers , JSU Students and Alumni are facing on a daily basis on their campuses and communities at an alarming and growing rate.

We will challenge each participant to answer how might we decrease antisemitism

and increase Jewish pride or prosemitism for this most vulnerable population.

Application Deadline is 1/15/24 and those accepted will be notified no later than 1/18/24

Program at a glance
January 31st-May 28th, 2024*
6 Live Innovation Sessions
Practical Online Learning Between Live Sessions
Potential funding for your idea
Pitch event
Certificate of completion
$1000 Prize for the winning idea**
*Dates are subject to change
**Prize money is a staff bonus for the staff who is judged to have the best idea. This bonus is to be used as the staff sees fit and is taxed at the federal bonus rate.
Application open to all full-time NCSY staff
Must be able to spend 1-2 hours a week on the program
Ideas must be new and original*
Attend all live sessions
Can be an individual or a team*
Complete all work on time
*The program is not to develop a current program further but to generate and implement new ideas
**Prize money would be divided equally among team members if a team

What you will learn:

You will learn a process of innovation to help you design a powerful idea to address the focus of this incubator and apply way beyond this incubator.

Design Thinking
  • Empathy
  • Defining Problems
  • Idea generation
  • Pilot creation
  • Testing ideas
  • Scaling ideas
  • Go from idea to reality
  • Build creative confidence
  • Prioritize your needs
  • Define your opportunities
  • Fund your ideas
  • Dream Big!
  • How to innovate
  • Effective brainstorming
  • Pitch skills
  • Grantwriting
  • Practical implementation
  • How to change the world!


Dates are subject to change.

Review the live session dates and times before you apply to make sure you can attend.

Online Learning Dates
Done on the Innovation Lab LMS independently with facilitator support
Empathy Lab
January 31st-February 26th, 2024
Define Lab
February 26th - March 11th, 2024
Ideate Lab
March 11th - April 1st, 2024
Prototype and Test Lab
April 1st - April 15th, 2024
Pitch Unit
April 15th - May 7th, 2024
Pitch Prep
May 7th - May 30th, 2024
Live Remote Session Dates
All sessions are one hour long at 1pm CST
January 31st, 2024
February 26th, 2024
March 11th, 2024
April 1st, 2024
April 15th, 2024
May 7th, 2024
LIVE PITCH EVENT: May 30th, 2024*
*Pitch Event will be at 6pm CST