About
Our Story

Our Story

2017

Innovare - Social Innovation Partners is founded by AJ DeLeón, Nick Freeman and Fernando DeLeón
Three leaders of color leave their jobs at Chicago Public Schools, the Gates Foundation and Google to support education and social impact leaders succeed.
Innovare achieves profitability
The team’s capital efficiency, strong sales, and rapid growth across the country leads to cash flow positive financials.

2018

2019

Innovare builds and releases
its data strategy app Inno™
After successfully selling its MVP for year, Innovare launches its proprietary app, Inno™
Innovare responds to the COVID-19 pandemic and supports leaders to reach their social impact goals
Innovare donates licenses to schools and launches a new version of its application to support nonprofit organizations during the pandemic.

2020

2021

Innovare becomes a Google for Education Partner and completes its first round of funding
Inno™ is recognized for its seamless integration with all education-focused Google tools, making it easier for education leaders to make an impact in their communities.

MISSION

We empower leaders of organizations in the education ecosystem with the technology, support, and community of peers they need to achieve a positive and sustainable impact on education and our society.

VISION

Innovare disrupts the status quo with
cutting-edge analytics and strategic planning
technology, expert support rooted in continuous
improvement, and through fostering
collaboration among leaders in education and
all other social impact-focused organizations.

VALUES

Innovare values the power of people and the use of
data for social impact. We believe women, people of
color, and members of other marginalized communities
are uniquely qualified to lead socially progressive
movements and organizations. We work to empower
them and their allies to succeed.
Social innovation is the active collaboration, role shifting, and idea exchange among the nonprofit, public, philanthropic, and private sectors that addresses systemic social issues to drive social progress. When leaders from multiple sectors come together for a clear purpose, sustainable change occurs. Our app is a partner of social innovation in education by supporting school and system level leaders achieve positive outcomes for students which are then shared with the for-profit and philanthropic organizations who fund their strategic plans.
We also support nonprofit organizations to gather and analyze the data they need to manage their programs and tell their stories of impact to their boards and funders, who are often composed of people from the private sector. In a nutshell, our technology effectively fosters cross-sector collaboration and ingenuity, building bridges among leaders of key organizations in our society, which is why we are social innovation partners.