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Boston College School of Social Work
Center for Social Innovation
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"Social work must be on the front line of research and at the table for discus­sions of innovative ways to address social issues."

—Stephanie Berzin, CSI Co-Director

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The Center for Social Innovation (CSI)


The Center for Social Innovation fosters effective, sustainable social innovations that enhance social justice by promoting "innovation from within". We strive to build capacity within the social sector by preparing tomorrow’s social service leaders, promoting the capacity of existing social service agencies to respond to current and future social issues, and building the evidence-base for social innovation.

Four Core Strategies:

  • Collaborate: Work with social service agencies to design and implement transformational responses to social problems.
  • Educate: Offer opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of and connection to social innovation through events, and enhance the MSW Program in Social Innovation and Leadership.
  • Investigate: Conduct cutting-edge research in Social Innovation to advance the field.
  • Innovate: Use research and best practices to provide training, resources and supports to leaders in the social service sector to facilitate innovation.

CSI Co-Directors

Stephanie Cosner Berzin, Ph.D

Tiziana Dearing