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SOCIAL INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
6:45–9:00 PM
HEIGHTS ROOM, CORCORAN COMMONS

 
RSVP REQUIRED BY JANUARY 26
MARGARET.DOLAN.2@BC.EDU



The Social Innovation Symposium will be a conversation among three social innovators working to bring more effective solutions to social issues in the nonprofit, for-profit, and public sectors. See below for the full schedule.

 



6:45 p.m.

Dinner

7:05 p.m.


Introduction to Social Innovation
Stephanie Berzin

7:10 p.m.


Introduction of Speakers
Jim Weiss

7:15 p.m.

Presentation

 

Earl Phalen
Reach Out and Read, CEO
Summer Advantage USA, Founder
BELL, Co-founder and former CEO

Phalen’s nonprofits focus on academic achievement: Reach Out
and Reach reaches pre-school age children by partnering with
pediatricians to promote family reading;  Summer Advantage
provides academic for older children support during summer months.

 

Jim Laughlin
Life is good, Director of Communications

Though a for-profit company, Life is good incorporates charitable
work into the foundation of its mission, focusing on Playmakers,
an affiliated nonprofit that brings play therapy to children who have
experienced trauma.

 

Eric Schwarz
Citizen Schools, Co-founder and CEO

Citizen Schools provides after-school learning opportunities to
low-income, middle-school youth. Their combination of academic
support, apprenticeships, and career exploration create a culture of
achievement.

 

 

Sponsored by the Graduate School of Social Work, Capstone, and the Institute for the Liberal Arts.