C4 News and Events
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 […]
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 29, […]
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 […]
October 2016—Laura Gillis, Vice President, is presenting a poster at the 2016 American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence Conference in Baltimore, MD. She will be sharing information about “Decisions in Recovery: Medications for Opioid Addiction – A Web-Based Shared Decision Making Tool” on Monday, October 31 from 7:30-8:45 […]
October 2016—C4 staff are presenting at the “A Nation that Works: What’s it Going to Take?” conference in Chicago, IL.
Jeff Olivet, CEO, and Marc Dones, Associate of Equity Initiatives & Diversity, present a session “Open Our Eyes: The Intersection of Racism, Homelessness, and Economic Opportunity” on Wednesday, October 25 from […]
October 2016—C4 staff are presenting at the American Evaluation Association Conference in Atlanta, GA.
Kathleen Ferreira, Director of Research and Evaluation, chairs a session about “Translation, Treatment, and Evaluation of Substance Abuse Initiatives” on Wednesday, October 26 from 4:30-6:00 pm. She also facilitates a roundtable discussion on “Houston, We Have No […]
October 2016—Marc Dones presents at Justice Resource Institute’s Beyond the Basics: Advancing Care for LGBTQ+ Youth & Young Adults on October 19.
Dones, Associate of Equity Initiatives & Diversity, joins other speakers during a presentation on racial justice from 1:15-2:15 pm and homelessness issues from 2:30-4:00 pm.
The conference is sponsored by […]
October 2016—C4 staff are presenting during a Town Hall on Addressing Racism and Homelessness in San Francisco hosted by San Francisco homeless services providers on October 17.
Jeff Olivet, CEO, and Marc Dones, Associate of Equity Initiatives & Diversity, join other speakers and panelists during this community conversation on Monday, from […]
October 2016—C4 staff are presenting at the True Colors Fund: 40 to None Summit in Los Angeles, CA.
Jeff Olivet, CEO, and Marc Dones, Associate of Equity Initiatives & Diversity, deliver a keynote presentation about “A Centered Approach” on Friday, October 7 from 9:40-11:20 am. The talk addresses the intersections between […]
October 2016—C4 staff are presenting during the Florida Institute for Homelessness and Supportive Housing Annual Conference in Orlando.
Jeff Olivet, CEO, and Marc Dones, Associate of Equity Initiatives & Diversity, present a session on “Racism & Homelessness” on Thursday, October 6 from 1:20-1:40 pm. They will address the state of the […]
September 2016—Laura Winn is presenting at the 21st Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health in San Diego, CA on Thursday, September 29. She joins Sissy Weldon in presenting about “A Brief Mentorship Intervention for Adolescents at Moderate Risk of Substance Use” from 3:00-4:00 pm.
The conference is hosted by the […]
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