We strive for our work to be relevant, clear, and purpose-driven. We want to know the value that people find in working with us. We want to live up to that value and incorporate it in every project we undertake. Simply put, we want our work to matter. 

2022 Impact Report cover

Impact Report

Explore our most recent impact report to learn more about how we have made a difference across the Commonwealth through our partnerships and our work with individuals, communities, organizations and localities.

Kim Dinh, Center for Survey Research intern

Student Intern Stories

Discover what our students have to say about completing hands-on, policy-relevant internships in public service, both within the Center and in organizations across the Commonwealth.

Adam Ashley and Tarina Ahuja, Founders of the Greater Good Initiative

Impact Stories

Through these stories, discover how individuals have used what they learned through our leadership development programs and public impact research to enrich and expand their own work in public service.


The Energy Transition Initiative (ETI)

ETI conducts high quality research to inform policymakers and provides research-based resources, tools, and guidance to help Virginia localities navigate solar development.

SEI/LEAD Program Redesign

Based on conversations with local government leaders, VIG retooled SEI and LEAD programs to create a highly interactive experience, focused on the skills today’s leaders need.

Sorensen Alum Found the Greater Good Initiative

Inspired by their experience in the Sorensen Institute High School Leaders Program, these alum founded a youth-led policy think tank.