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Social Work Is BC: A School Celebration

NOVEMBER 11, 2014
6:00–8:00 p.m.
McGuinn Hall 121 Auditorium
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Parking available in the Beacon Street Garage. See parking rates and information.

On November 11, the university will officially recognize our name change to the Boston College School of Social Work, the original name of our school in 1936. We will mark this important event in our history by celebrating our presence at the very heart of Boston College's mission of social justice and service to others.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and families are all invited to participate in the "Social Work is BC" event.  More about Social Work Is BC »

Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series:
Talia Rivera, Network Manager at Council on Foundations

NOVEMBER 7, 2014
11:50 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, McElroy Commons
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Limited to 10 students only. Please email Ian Witherby at witheria@bc.edu to reserve your spot. This event is now full, but please email us to add your name to the waitlist.

The Macro-SIL Program at Boston College School of Social Work is sponsoring a Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series during the 2014-2015 academic year. The program is designed to introduce Macro-SIL students and other BC Social Work students interested in leadership skills to the practical experiences of leaders in social-justice-oriented careers. Leaders are invited to campus to bring their expertise in administration, policy, change management/transformation, and social innovation to the discussions. They are interviewed about their greatest leadership challenge, their most important leadership lesson, and advice for students. A facilitated Q&A session with students will follow each interview.

Talia Rivera's experience working with youth began in 1998. She is among the leading thinkers on youth violence, gang interventions, network organizing, and street work in the City of Boston.  More about Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon with Talia Rivera »

News

Social Innovation Symposium

Graduate School of Social Work Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Professor Stephanie Berzin, Eric Schwarz, Earl Phalen, and Jim Laughlin
Social Innovation Program co-directors, Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Professor Stephanie Berzin with Symposium speakers: Eric Schwarz, Co-Founder and CEO of Citizen Schools; Earl Phalen, CEO of Reach Out and Read, Founder of Summer Advantage USA, and Co-founder and former CEO of BELL; and Jim Laughlin, Director of Communications for Life Is Good.

FEBRUARY 7, 2012

A conversation among three social entrepreneurs working to bring social innovation to the nonprofit, for-profit, and public sectors was organized by the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in partnership with the undergraduate Capstone Program. The symposium aimed to foster interest in the growing field of social innovation, particularly for Boston College students considering social justice and social responsibility as focal points of their post-college lives. The symposium speakers were the CEOs and Directors of Reach Out and Read, Life Is Good, and Citizen Schools.

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