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RISE3 Symposium – The Opportunity Project: Access to Childcare and Transportation 

Rise3

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.

SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

8:30 
Breakfast and Registration
9:00 

Welcome and Introductions: Dean Gautam Yadama and RISE3 team: BCSSW Professors Tiziana Dearing, Summer Hawkins, and David Takeuchi

9:15 

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
10:00 
Break
10:15 Release of transportation and childcare reports
10:30 

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
11:15 
A discussion about lived experience - UTEC youth
12:00 
Summary of findings and discussion - RISEteam
12:15 
Lunch 


Questions:
 

Please contact Nicole Ng at ngnd@bc.edu or call 617- 552-2037

The symposium offers 2.5 CEUs.

Related Links:

RISE3 Initiative 

Center for Social Innovation

BCSSW Blog

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