It’s Been A Big Year: Matterlab’s 2021 Year in Review

by | December 22, 2021

Each week at Matterlab, we all get together to participate in something called the “Week in Review.” This is our show-and-tell time. It’s our moment to talk about the biggest impact we had or saw during the week. It’s a time to champion the work of everyone on our team and look forward to another week of impact ahead.

The special thing about the “Week in Review” is that it allows us a moment to reflect and recognize our efforts. Especially during the weeks when it’s been busy, demanding, or when we’ve gotten over hurdles, it’s crucial to have the time to acknowledge just how far we’ve come over the course of just five days. We have such a hardworking and innovative team who do so much for the sector, and it’s such a privilege to get to honor their work.

As we approach the end of the year, we are looking forward to our “Year in Review,” another moment to reflect on how we’ve grown as an organization. Here are just a few highlights of our past year and the incredible heights we’ve reached as an organization:


This year alone we’ve grown our team tremendously. We’ve welcomed seven new talented team members. They’ve brought immense talent, excitement, and expertise to our team. They’ve led strategic visioning and direction for our clients and have helped us expand our impact across Matterlab as a whole. 


We held our first annual Matterlab Team Retreat, where team members gathered from around the country to connect in our homebase of Austin, Texas. During the retreat, we learned about Matterlab’s new strategic plan, how we’re expanding our work, and where we’re heading for years to come. (Hint: It’s all about impact! And there may be a book involved!)


When we say it’s been a big year, we mean BIG! And we have our incredible team and clients to thank for it. We’ve worked with more than 70 clients doing incredible work to increase opportunities and improve outcomes for young people.

Our team worked with education leaders from superintendents to nonprofit founders and more, supporting visioning, strategic communications, art direction, content development, branding, and capacity-building. 

…and we’re just getting started. 2022 will be a year of even more positive impact on the lives of young people across the country. 

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