MARCH 30, 2017
8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Yawkey Center, Murray Room (4th floor)
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THE OPPORTUNITY PROJECT: ACCESS TO CHILDCARE AND TRANSPORTATION is the result of a collaboration RISE3 joined in 2016, launched by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to use open data in order to expand access to opportunity. The Opportunity Project will release two research reports examining whether and how race, economic status and geographic location affect access to transportation and child care options, and the relative time and money spent to use them. With funding from the BC Offices of the Provost and the Vice Provost for Research, and at the invitation of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the RISE3 team used multiple federal data sets to take a look at the intersection of race, place and income and how they affect these core family resources. The symposium will combine federal, state and local-level discussions about child care and transportation with release of new data.
||Breakfast and Registration
Welcome and Introductions: Dean Gautam Yadama and RISE3 team: BCSSW Professors Tiziana Dearing, Summer Hawkins, and David Takeuchi
Keynote: "Unleashing the power of data to expand opportunity" Aden van Knoppen, Former Senior Advisor to the US Chief Technology Officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
|10:15||Release of transportation and childcare reports|
Panelists: Steve Poftak, Executive Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at Harvard University, Member, MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board Wayne Ysaguirre, President and CEO, Nurtury
||A discussion about lived experience - UTEC youth|
||Summary of findings and discussion - RISE3 team|
Please contact Nicole Ng at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617- 552-2037
The symposium offers 2.5 CEUs.