Over the course of the past year, a team of researchers led by Boston College Social Work Professors Margaret Lombe and Samantha Teixeira compiled a comprehensive report assessing outcomes for youth who have participated in the Catholic Charities Teen Center at Saint Peter’s in Dorchester, the largest and most diverse neighborhood of Boston.
Monies were distributed. Technology build-out and support was delivered. Projects were evaluated on an ongoing basis. Social innovation training was provided. And now, the winning entries in the inaugural Innovating with Families (IF) Challenge are presenting the fruits of their labor.
The blog is proud to announce the launch of the Innovate Podcast, a recurring feature focusing on today’s most pressing issues, with perspectives on those issues from BC Social Work’s thought leaders.
This year’s BC Social Work cohort members are Leah Igdalsky and Joanna Abaroa-Ellison. Igdalsky is working at Boston City Hall for the Mayor’s Disabilities Commission; Abaroa-Ellison is interning with the Somerville Police Department.
The event was emceed by Surdna Foundation board member Kelly Nowlin, and included the perspectives of United Way CEO Mike Durkin, InnerCity Weightlifting CEO Jon Feinman, and the co-founder of the City of Boston’s Office of New Mechanics Nigel Jacob.
Cross, who spent 35 years at WCVB as a reporter and anchorwoman and now heads her own strategic advising business, spoke on “What Phenomenal Women Know.”
The most recent installment of BC Social Work’s Winston Leadership Series, run by the BC Center for Social Innovation in partnership with the United Way, featured Rich Greif.
The reports, Race and Income Equity in Childcare and Race, Poverty, and Equity in Neighborhood Transportation, are the products of a months-long data analysis conducted with the Obama Administration’s Office of Science and Technology Partnerships (OSTP) that was designed to investigate how race, income, and places affect access to opportunity.
The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute was founded a year following Louis’ death, in 1994, to address the injustices of a system that doesn’t support families with children who are victims of violence. Its stated mission is to provide a center for “healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, trauma, grief, and loss.”
In this Q&A with Professor Dearing, she discusses some of the main ideas and impetuses behind the book, and what it means to her to contribute to a conversation intent on increasing the social impact that we all can have, especially when working together for the greater good.