C4 News and Events
People of color are disproportionately represented in the homeless population. Blacks comprise 13% of the U.S. population and 26% of those living in poverty, yet they account for more than 90% of those experiencing homelessness in Atlanta.
SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities), an initiative to address race and homelessness, […]
C4 joins Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley and Educators of Excellence in sponsoring a sold-out, one-night only screening of “Paper Tigers” by director James Redford on Thursday, May 4 from 5:30–7:45 PM at Regal Fenway Stadium 13 & RPX in Boston, MA. A discussion and Q&A session will follow the […]
April 2017—Laura Winn, Associate, is presenting at the 2017 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, GA. She is part of a panel about “Prevention for Youth, by Youth” on Wednesday, April 19 from 3:15-4:30 pm.
Winn and Justin Luke Riley from Young People in Recovery will share […]
April 2017—C4 leadership and staff are presenting at the 2017 National Council for Behavioral Health conference in Seattle, WA.
Jeff Olivet, CEO, and Marc Dones, Associate of Equity Initiatives & Diversity, are presenting a TED-Style Talk about “A House Divided No More: Six Steps to End Racial Inequity in Housing & […]
March 2017—C4 leadership and staff are participating in “Recovery Housing Briefing: Effectiveness, Challenges and Opportunities” on March 22 in the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center (Washington, DC). Recovery housing offers sober, safe, and healthy living environments and plays a critical role in the community fabric of housing and recovery support services.
March 2017—African Americans are more likely to become homeless than people of other racial or ethnic backgrounds in Syracuse, NY and across the country. During its January Point-in-Time Count, the Housing and Homeless Coalition of Central New York found more than half of the 440 people experiencing homelessness in Onondaga […]
February 2017—C4 leadership and staff are participating in the 2017 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness from February 23-24 in Houston, TX.
t3, C4’s innovative training initiative, is exhibiting throughout the conference. t3 brings skills and knowledge to the human services workforce serving the most vulnerable populations, including people […]
February 2017—Jonathan Cox, Senior Associate, is presenting during a training for permanent supportive housing staff in Georgia on February 20 and 21. He is presenting sessions on “Client Centered Services in Housing First.”
The Center for Social Innovation promotes best practices that improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable people. We […]
January 2017—Erika Simon, Senior Multimedia Producer, is presenting during the “Promising Futures: Inaugural Peer to Peer Exchange” conference in Reston, VA from January 25-26.
She is presenting a session on “Storytelling for Impact” from 1-2:30 pm on Wednesday, January 25. She will discuss reasons for telling stories, audiences, what makes a […]
January 2017–In 2017, the Center for Social Innovation (C4) is celebrating our 10 year anniversary–a decade of promoting best practices that improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable people.
Join us in reflecting on the research, training, technology, and products we developed over the last 10 years to help individuals, […]
December 2016—Lonnie McAdoo, Trainer, received the Community Service Award at a World AIDS Day Lowell ceremony at the Lowell Community Health Center. The award acknowledges McAdoo’s contributions to improving the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS, increasing access to quality services, and advancing prevention efforts.
For more than 20 years, McAdoo […]
December 2016—C4’s SPARC team presents during “Addressing the Intersection Between Racism & HIV” on Monday, December 12 at the California Endowment in Los Angeles, CA. The event addresses the impact of race and racism in access, engagement, and retention in HIV services beyond the lens of health disparities.
AIDS United, APLA […]
African Americans are more likely to become homeless than people of other racial or ethnic backgrounds in Pierce County, WA and across the country. SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities) Tacoma/Pierce County is launching a community initiative for anti-racist homeless systems with a “Community Conversation: Racial Equity & Homelessness” on […]
November 2016–In Franklin County, Ohio, African Americans make up 73% of families served in homeless shelters, yet are only 22% of the general population. SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities) Columbus is launching a community initiative for anti-racist homeless systems with a “Conversation about Racism & Homelessness” on Tuesday, November […]
November 2016—Jeff Olivet, CEO, and Marc Dones, Associate of Equity Initiatives & Diversity, are conducting a training and participating in a community meeting addressing racism and homelessness in Dallas, TX from November 17-18 in partnership with Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
Olivet and Dones are training […]
November 2016—Jeff Olivet, C4 CEO, is participating in the “Privacy, Pets, & Possibilities: Making Integrated Care Work” conference in Boston, MA on Tuesday, November 15.
He presents during a breakout session on “Housing, Peer Respite, and Other Holistic Care” from 3:45-4:45 pm along with Cynthia Piltch of Boston University Center […]
November 2016—C4’s Ayala Livny, Trainer, and Marc Dones, Associate for Equity Initiatives & Diversity, lead a pre-conference institute on discrimination and homelessness at the 2016 National Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantees Conference in St. Petersburg, FL on Monday, November 14 from 1:00-5:00 pm.
The conference is sponsored by the Family […]
November 2016—Kathleen Ferreira, Director of Research & Evaluation, is presenting at the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health 27th Annual Conference on Friday, November 11. She joins Young People in Recovery’s Justin Luke Riley in discussing “Project Amp: An Innovative Intervention for Substance Use Prevention” from 10:15-11:45 am.
November 2016— Jeff Olivet, C4 CEO, is presenting about the power of technology to speed the journey from research to practice at the National Institute of Mental Health Director’s Innovation Speaker Series in Bethesda, MD on Thursday, November 10.
The Center for Social Innovation promotes best practices that improve the lives […]
November 2016—Jeff Olivet, CEO, and Livia Davis, Vice President, attend a White House “Convening on Pay for Success and the Opioid Crisis” on November 3 in Washington, DC. They join other leaders involved in the opioid crisis and the Pay for Success model to explore state and local tools to […]
November 2016—Rachel Ehly, t3 Managing Director, presents during the 2016 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in London, Ontario. She will share information about a partnership between t3 and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) during “Introducing the CAEH Training & Technical Assistance Program” on Wednesday, November 2 from 10:00-11:30 […]
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