About Maac Lab
What does maac mean?
Maac stands for Massively Accessible Actions for Change. We created an acronym to emphasize that this is a new way of helping and thus deserves its own word.
Maacs are small, highly personalised projects that are energising and rewarding. (In French we call them micro-actions altruistes créatives).
What is Maac Lab?
Maac Lab is the non-profit organisation we set up to promote maacs. We began working with organisations in the health and human services sector (addiction clinics, homeless shelters, nursing homes, prisons) where we trained social workers, psychologists, and other professionals to run the workshops with the people they support. We then branched out to working with schools and businesses and now to offering Maac Sprints to the general public.
Who We are
Evie Rosset, PhD
An experimental psychologist by training, Evie has spent most of her career with one foot in academia (in teaching and research) and the other one out (exploring real world applications). She is particularly interested in social well-being and pro-social behaviour – our desire to help others, create connection, and contribute to the greater good. Originally from Boston, she now lives in Lyon.
Trained as a clinical psychologist, Matthieu has worked on migration programs in France, community action in Rwanda, and mental health in Vietnam. He is especially interested in issues of empowerment and social change. Originally from a small town in the French Alps, Matthieu now lives in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).