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Hopelab creates behavior-change tech to help teens and young adults live happier, healthier lives.

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Nod

Nod offers higher education leaders a research-backed tool they can confidently share with students, knowing it addresses two critical threats to student mental health: loneliness and depression.

Vivibot

An award-winning chatbot designed to support mental well-being in young people during the challenging period after cancer treatment.

Goal Mama

The Goal Mama app helps first-time moms better-set goals, track progress, and celebrate success.

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We work with young people to co-create interventions grounded in behavioral science and human-centered design, conducts rigorous testing, and distributes these solutions in collaboration with partners.

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Glowing Up with Social Media
Story

There’s more than one story to tell when you’re coming of age, surrounded by social media, especially as a young queer person in the wake of a global pandemic.

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TikTok, Gen Z, and Mental Health
Story

For a lot of young people, mental health issues are a part of our story. This is the tale of how one Gen Zer leveraged TikTok to find resilience during the COVID pandemic.

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Mental Health Resources to Build Resilience in 2021
Story

While days might feel dark, we’re reaching for audacious things like hope and resilience. It’s ok to feel not ok; appropriate, even. And there are resources available to help. Please, take care.

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It Gets Better—Opportunities to Inspire and Uplift LGBTQ+ Youth
Story

As a proud partner with It Gets Better’s mission to uplift and inspire the LGBTQ+ community globally, it was a tremendous privilege to chat with this vibrant and remarkable set of youth leaders, who are paving the way for their Gen Z community.

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Teen Vaping Cessation and Mental Health Support
Project

In partnership with an expert field of researchers, designers, and content creators, Hopelab is setting out to improve the physical and mental health of teens by designing technology to support their ability to quit vaping.

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LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health and Resilience
Project

Hopelab’s team of researchers and designers are building technologies to support the health and happiness of LGBTQ+ teens and young adults. We’re calling this project, milk.

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External Investments at Hopelab
Project

This capability will allow us the flexibility to support both for-profit and nonprofit teams dedicated to scaling social impact. The health challenges facing today’s young people are multidimensional, intersectional, and broad.

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A Collaboration to Scale the MoMba Maternal Health App
Project

A research and engagement workshop with Elevate and Hopelab to better articulate the MoMba maternal mental health app’s value proposition.

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Transgender Visibility Matters
Insight

When the visibility of transgender people is threatened, human rights are threatened. We must band together to prevent blatant discrimination and stand up for what is right. Let us be clear. Transgender rights matter. Transgender visibility matters. 

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2020 Year in Review
Insight

Through the twists and turns of this unique year, the themes of our work took on deeper richness and complexity. We invite you to share in the learnings of our lab from this extraordinary year and read our 2020 Year in Review Report

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Playbook for Nonprofit Digital Transformation
Insight

Direct service nonprofits quickly moved operations online during the pandemic. But to serve clients better they need to move beyond short-term fixes and invest in more effective and efficient tech tools and infrastructure.

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Understanding How Using Nod Impacts College Students’ Loneliness and Well-being
Insight

Researchers at Hopelab and the University of Oregon carried out a pilot randomized controlled trial to understand how using Nod impacts college students’ loneliness and well-being. These are the results.

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