C4 News and Events

C4 Expert Presents at National Black Child Development Institute Conference

October 11th, 2018|0 Comments

C4’s Katie Volk, Project Director, is presenting at the National Black Child Development Institute Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, October 14.

Volk and Carmela DeCandia, Psy.D. of Artemis Associates are presenting about “Developing a Neurodevelopmental Ecological Tool: Bridging the Gaps in Community-Based Practice” from 8-10 am. Volk and […]

C4 Expert Presents at “Coming Together for Action” Conference

October 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Molly Richard, research coordinator, is presenting at the Coming Together For Action 2018 conference in Aurora, Colorado on October 5, 2018.

She is discussing two papers:

1. “Measuring Organizational Trauma-Informed Care Using the TICOMETER” from 3:00-4:15 pm. The TICOMETER is the first trauma-informed care organizational assessment instrument with strong psychometric properties. […]

C4 Experts Present at Texas Annual Conference on Ending Homelessness

September 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Experts from C4 are presenting at the Texas Annual Conference on Ending Homelessness in Austin from September 26-27, 2018 organized by the Texas Homeless Network.

Jeff Olivet, Senior Advisor, is presenting the opening keynote on “Racial Equity and Homelessness” from 1-2:15 pm on September 26. He is also presenting a workshop […]

C4 CEO Speaks on Addressing Opioid Crisis in Canada

September 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Kristen Paquette, C4’s CEO, is presenting during two events examining the opioid crisis in Canada. She is focusing on learnings from Project Amp which pairs youth with young adults in recovery for brief mentorship to enhance resiliency and prevent alcohol and other drug use.

Her presentations are part of a series […]

C4 Expert Presents on Racism & Homelessness at Supportive Housing Summit

June 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Jeff Olivet, Senior Advisor, is presenting about “Racism and Homelessness: The SPARC Initiative” at the CSH Supportive Housing Summit from 2-3 pm on June 6 in Los Angeles, CA.

Research has documented dramatic over-representation of people of color in the homeless population. Olivet will present findings from a recent SPARC study […]

Kristen Paquette, C4’s New CEO

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

The Center for Social Innovation (C4) announces the appointment of Kristen Paquette as our new CEO.

Ms. Paquette is an accomplished leader with over a decade of experience directing C4 programs, operations, and business development. Prior to serving as CEO, she held key positions at C4, including Chief Program Officer and […]

C4 Experts Present at Health Care for the Homeless Conference

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

C4 experts are presenting at the National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium May 16-17 in Minneapolis, MN.

Jeff Olivet and Marc Dones are speaking about “Racism and Homelessness: A Research Update from the SPARC Initiative” on May 16 from 1:45-3:15 pm (Lakeshore B). Research has documented dramatic […]

Racial Equity as Solution to Homelessness: June 14 Boston Event

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

People of color are dramatically more likely than White people to experience homelessness in the U.S. The message is clear—to end homelessness, we must confront structural racism.

Join Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and SPARC: Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities on Thursday, June 14 from 6-8 pm […]

New Resource for Pregnant & Parenting Women: Journey Recovery Project

May 8th, 2018|0 Comments

The Journey Recovery Project is an interactive, online resource for pregnant and parenting women who have questions or concerns about opioid and other substance use. Journey focuses on stories of women with lived experience–offering information, hope, encouragement, and resources for every step of the perinatal journey. With videos, informational slideshows, […]

C4 Expert Presents at National Council for Behavioral Health Conference

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Cheryl Gagne, Sc.D., Senior Associate, is presenting during the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference April 24 and 25 in Washington, DC.

She is presenting a poster session on a “Shared Decision-Making Tool for Opioid Use” from 1:00-1:30 pm (poster #309, Cherry Blossom Lobby, Ballroom Level). Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for […]

C4 Experts Present at Society of Behavioral Medicine Meeting

April 13th, 2018|0 Comments

C4 experts present on Friday, April 13 at the 2018 Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Kathleen Ferreia, Director of Research and Evaluation, presents a poster session on “Motivational Interviewing Simulator: An Experiential Online Training Tool” at 6:15 pm in the Churchill Ballroom (Poster Session C-C139). With […]

C4 Experts Present at Housing First Conference

April 12th, 2018|0 Comments

C4 experts presented this week at the 2018 Housing First Partners Conference in Denver, CO.

Our CEO, Jeff Olivet, presented on “Racism and Homelessness: Findings from the SPARC Initiative” on April 10 at 3:00 pm. Jeff shared data from the six-city study and discussed how to create change in communities. C4’s […]

C4 Expert Presents at Recovery Housing Conference

April 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Christina Murphy, C4’s Director of Communications, is speaking during the Ohio Recovery Housing Conference on April 4.

She is presenting a general session on “Effective Marketing and Communications for Recovery Houses” from 1:30-2:45 pm and a workshop on “Developing a Communications Framework for Your Recovery House” from 3-4:15 pm. The […]

Project Amp at Rx Summit

April 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Project Amp is exhibiting at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit April 3-4 in Atlanta, GA. Find us in Booth #608!

Project Amp pairs youth with young adults in recovery for brief mentorship that enhances resiliency and prevents alcohol and other drug use. Learn how bring Project Amp to […]

Addressing Racial Inequities & Homelessness in Portland OR

March 19th, 2018|0 Comments

A Community Convening will launch activities to address racial inequities and homelessness in Portland, OR today. C4’s SPARC initiative is collaborating with partners in Multnomah County to document who experiences homelessness and implement solutions.

During the convening, SPARC staff and local leaders and service providers will discuss the intersection […]

People of Color More Likely to Experience Homelessness: New Research

March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

C4’s SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities) initiative released a new research report today documenting how people of color are dramatically more likely than White people to experience homelessness in the US.

This is the result of centuries of structural racism that have excluded historically oppressed people–particularly Black Americans and […]

C4 Hosts National Summit on Racial Equity & Homelessness

March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

The “Racial Equity & Homelessness Summit 2018: Redesign with Racial Equity,” hosted by C4’s SPARC initiative, took place place February 7-8 in Seattle, WA. The summit was sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Raikes Foundation.

The goal of the Summit was to ensure racial equity is prioritized […]

C4 Expert Keynotes World AIDS Day Event

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Lonnie McAdoo, Trainer, will be a keynote speaker at “World AIDS Day Lowell” on Friday, December 1, 2017. This free event at the Lowell Community Health Center (161 Jackson Street, Lowell, MA) from 5-8 pm includes speakers, resources, music, and performances. The event is sponsored by Circle Home, LHI, Lowell […]

C4 Experts Present at Evaluation 2017 Conference

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

C4 experts are presenting during Evaluation 2017, a conference sponsored by the American Evaluation Association from November 9-11 in Washington, DC.

Kathleen Ferreira, Director of Research and Evaluation and Catriona Wilkey, Deputy Director are participating in a workshop on “Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Substance Use Disorders at the Federal, State, […]

C4 Experts Present at HOME Conference

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Several C4 experts are presenting during the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless 2017 HOME Conference on November 6 in Baltimore, MD.

Jeff Olivet, CEO is giving the keynote address, moderating a roundtable discussion on federal policy, and participating in the closing plenary on a “Vision for the Future.” Lonnie McAdoo, […]

Youth Substance Use Prevention & Early Intervention Convening

November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Kristen Paquette, Senior Vice President and Laura Winn, Deputy Director are participating in a Youth Substance Use Prevention & Early Intervention convening sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation November 1-2 in Washington, DC.

Winn is moderating a panel discussion on “Engaging Young People in Policy, Advocacy, and Practice” on […]

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