ElectionOutreach is a project of CommunityConnect Labs. CommunityConnect Labs enables government and service providers to engage your communities.
We provide enterprise-class technology, professional services and expertise to engage everyone, and not leave behind hard-to-reach communities.
We are a nonprofit: Our mission is aligned with yours.
We’re proud to serve community-based organizations, governments, and foundations.
CommunityConnect was created by the team behind GreatNonprofits after seeing the difficulties human services providers had connecting with low-income people. We empower our clients through technology and expertise created through inclusive, human-centered design. We have found that the most successful way to engage communities is to meet people where they are. Our engagement solutions leverage the existing routines and channels that community members use every day.
Technology: We provide mobile-first engagement solutions — including mobile messaging, interactive voice, or mobile web.
Services: We provide strategic consulting and training to help our customers better connect and engage with marginalized communities.
Founder & CEO
Perla is the founder and CEO of CommunityConnect Labs, the Census Outreach Project, and GreatNonprofits. Previously, she founded the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the leading journal on nonprofit management and philanthropy. She has served on the boards of Goodwill, America’s Charities and Network for Good. Perla holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA from UC Berkeley.
VP of Product and Data Jacob leads product design and data science for CommunityConnect Labs’ mobile messaging solutions. His tools for Census 2020, Earned Income Tax Credit, and utility assistance have enabled government and nonprofit organizations to reach hundreds of thousands of individuals, connect them to services, and collect data to inform organizational strategy and improve services. He has been a featured speaker for the New York Funders conference, Census Funders Subgroup convening, California’s Quarterly Census meeting, and Tech4America. Jacob holds a PhD from Stanford Graduate School of Business and BA from Harvard College.
Assoc. Director, Government & Nonprofit Programs Chyann Sapp leads business development across the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic regions. Previously, she worked in government relations for seven years managing special projects at the MTA and serving as the first Youth Voter Coordinator of New York City where she registered thousands of new voters. Her programming and curricula has been recognized by Mayor de Blasio and adopted citywide by the Department of Education. She holds a BA from Hunter College.
Assoc. Director, Government & Nonprofit Programs Kristin leads CommunityConnect Lab’s marketing and business development. She is a strategic partnerships specialist with a background in marketing solutions and is committed to affecting change and driving impact through technology. Kristin was the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Chegg and has worked with Fortune 500 companies (Microsoft, American Express, Citibank) to nonprofits to niche market brands like Angel’s Envy. She holds a BA from UCLA.