CSI Co– Director Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes along with faculty members at the Center for Social Innovation have worked together to complete this detailed report on social innovation and its practice occurring in Massachusetts. Twenty three socially innovative organizational leaders across the state were interviewed for this report. Click here to view the Providers Council Report
March 14, 2013
Boston College has been named a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka, a global association of leading social entrepreneurs. Ashoka cited BC’s use of social innovation as “a pathway to social justice,” noting the establishment of a social innovation program in the Graduate School of Social Work. Continue Reading »
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Boston College: Brighton Campus
2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA
How are we Leading The Way? will be an opportunity for social sector leaders and partners to discuss social innovation among social sector organizations in Massachusetts. The event will bring together participants of the Leading the Way report, organizations that are seeking to learn from master social innovators, and public sector participants interested in social innovation.
April 13, 2013
9:00am-5:00pm Bogota, Colombia
CSI co-director Dr.Stephanie Berzin will present a training on social innovation to Fe Y Alegria.
April 18th 12:30 to 2:00pm
McGuinn 5th floor lounge
Come hear how innovation is changing the landscape of funding of the future.
Panel Presentation: : Edward Dolan, Commissioner of the Department of Youth Services; Caroline Whistler, partner at Third Sector; and Tom McKenna, the Executive Director of Roca.
7:00PM Devlin Hall Room 008
CSI welcomes Lynn Margherio,Founder and CEO of Cradles to Crayons-an organizaton that provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play.
April 8, 2013
Social Innovation Day 2013 will give Social Innovation and Leadership students an opportunity to experience Social Innovation firsthand.Through interactive experiences and activities,students will develop their own innovative solutions.
February 7, 2013
1:00PM McGuinn Room 334
CSI welcomed three representatives from More than Words, an organization that empowers youth who find themselves in the foster care system, court-involved, homeless or out of school how to take charge of a business who shared their experience of running a successful and sustainable social enterprise.
OCTOBER 25, 2012
Social Innovation and Leadership Program students will engage in a dialogue about social innovation with Guest Ben Gidron of Ben Gurion University.
MARCH 20, 2012
2101 Commonwealth Avenue
First-year Social Innovation and Leadership Program students come together for an experiential social innovation learning opportunity. Innovation Day focuses on four sessions to help students develop a plan for social innovation. These activities integrate some of the processes used in the GSSW Social Innovation Lab model.
MARCH 13, 2012
9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
2101 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd floor
The Social Innovation Lab at Boston College welcomes selected agency leaders to a day-long meeting aimed at developing a prototype to respond to their identified social problem. Agency leaders will work collaboratively to address pressing issues and identify possible solutions.
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
The Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
The Graduate School of Social Work and the Boston College Capstone Program hosted the first Social Innovation Symposium at Boston College. Sponsored by the Institute for Liberal Arts, the event included a panel of social innovators: Earl Phalen, CEO of Reach Out and Read; Jim Laughlin, director of communications of Life is Good; and Eric Scharwz, co-founder and CEO of Citizen Schools.