The LAB at DCA is a civic innovation incubator with the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Founded by ACLS Public Fellow, Wendy F Hsu, Ph.D, the LAB is a creative space for city employees to develop skills in digital literacy, data-driven processes and collaborative web based projects. Atelier-RE provided a multitude of webGIS education and mentorship services. One of the hallmark’s of the LAB is it’s 10-Week Curriculum that covers emerging data research and social media practices for civil servant context. Past participants have gone to create proposals that have transformed into new digital practices for the DCA which include a web application for yearly grant cycles and utilization of webGIS for project management.