A team of researchers from the Boston College School of Social Work’s (BCSSW) Center for Social Innovation delivered a research report to the philanthropic network Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) that offers a working definition of “Catholic social innovation” and highlights 64 examples of such work in response to the global refugee and migrant crisis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a recent a ceremony held in South Boston, this unique collaboration between BCSSW and the UWMB, called the IF Partnership, presented awards to HomeStart, Children’s HealthWatch, and the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership to identify innovative, cost-effective, and feasible ideas to reduce family homelessness in the state.
This year, that student is Kaiti Jones, a first-year MSW candidate who will be working with Boston Mayor Walsh’s Office of Resilience & Racial Equity during a paid 10-week summer internship.
In this Q&A, The RISE team discusses the impetus for building the program, its potential impact in addressing social ills from a race, place, and poverty-based framework, and their hopes for RISE today and into the future.
Professors Tiziana Dearing and David Takeuchi went to the White House for the launch of a new Obama Administration initiative for which BCSSW will serve as an initial academic research partner.
She was a much sought after voice in the national media during Pope Francis’ recent visit to the United States. Here’s a roundup of her appearances.