Our Mission

i3’s mission is to connect and empower community organizations, researchers, and students to explore and test inventive ideas in order to solve social problems with sustainable solutions in South Carolina.

About i3

Founded in 2015 within the University of South Carolina College of Social Work, i3 is a social innovation lab that acts as a catalyst for local innovations that have a lasting impact on the health and well-being of South Carolina children and families. 

Who We Serve

i3 serves South Carolina by supporting organizations who are developing new and innovative ways to better address social problems facing our state.

Our Team

Dr. Rob Hock


Dr. Terry Wolfer

Innovation Advisor

Dr. Margriet de Zeeuw Wright

Innovation Advisor