At this time of heightened time in which we are operating in a global economy this edition and symposium of the Social Innovations Journal titled:
SOCIAL INNOVATIONS TO ADVANCE SOCIAL MOBILITY MODELS IN URBAN CITIES, examines successful and innovative social mobility models in corporations, higher education, institutions, and social enterprises and offers strategies for them to scale or scale their impact. The edition concludes with policy and scaling recommendations that allows for a greater number of urban city residents to move up the economic – social mobility- ladder.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 01:45 AM
Most rankings, like the U.S. News and World Report (U.S. News) are not targeted to the average resident. At best, these rankings contain irrelevant factors of concern; at worst, they perpetuate inequality and do more harm than good. These new rankings challenge the old criteria and ratings of U.S. News, which are not geared to an average urban city and are only useful for the small percentage that can attend elite schools that are too costly for the majority. U.S. News criteria such as undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, faculty salary, student selectivity, and financial resources do not promote college attendance for the average resident. In fact, these indicators incentivize colleges to limit accessibility to the average student. Colleges can serve as inflection points for social mobility, changing the trajectory of an individual’s economic outlook. However, if college administrations manage to outcomes driven by the U.S. News and World report, they cater to students and parents already sitting at the top of the economic ladder while eliminating opportunities for students seeking social mobility through higher education.
At this time of heightened time in which we are operating in a global economy this edition and symposium of the Social Innovations Journal titled: SOCIAL INNOVATIONS TO ADVANCE SOCIAL MOBILITY MODELS IN URBAN CITIES, examines successful and innovative social mobility models in corporations, higher education, institutions, and social enterprises and offers strategies for them to scale or scale their impact. The edition concludes with policy and scaling recommendations that allows for a greater number of urban city residents to move up the economic – social mobility- ladder.
Donald Guy Generals, President, Community College of Philadelphia
and Tine Hansen-Turton
, SIJ Co-Founders
2:15 Cat McManus
, PennGSE Educational Leadership Moving Toward Efficiency and Legitimacy: A Research
Example from Higher Education and College Access Partnerships
2:30 Ginger Zielinskie
, President, Benefits Data Trust: From Safety Net to Safety Ladder: Focusing on What
Works to Build Pathways out of Poverty
Greater Philadelphia’s College Rankings based on affordability; graduation and retention;
social mobility; and class size college data presented by Michael Clark
3:00 ROUNDTABLES DISCUSSION:
Policy and Scaling recommendations that allows for a
greater number of urban city residents to move up the economic – social mobility – ladder.
Donald Guy Generals
(Moderator), President of Community College of Philadelphia
David Griffith, President, of Episcopal Services
David Castro, President of I-LEAD
Sylvie Gallier Howard, City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce
, President of Year-Up Philadelphia
, CEO Tabor
Diane Corman-Levy, President of Women’s Way
4:35 CLOSING REMARKS/NEXT STEPS
and Tine Hansen-Turton
, SIJ Co-Founders
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 06:00 AM
philafad and AIA Philadelphia are partnering together to present Maker and Designer
, the second installment in the AIA Philadelphia's Design Dialogues series. Design Dialogues was started by AIA Philadelphia's Design Committee in order to raise the level of discussion about design from multiple perspectives, with the intent of building relationships across different disciplines within the Philadelphia region.
This Maker and Designer Dialogue brings together four pairs of local architects and fabricators who have joined together on projects. Learn how their collaborations formed, how they designed together, how they learned from each other, and what challenges they overcame. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions after the presentations.
This event is free to philafad, AIA, and NextFab members. All others are only $10. Please RSVP to help with planning. It's no fun fighting over the last beer or cookie.
Make sure to arrive on time so that you can take a tour of NextFab's facilities (and to network, of course)!
Free for AIA / philafad / NextFab Members
$10 for Non-Members
6:00-6:45 pm Arrival, networking, and tours of NextFab
6:45-8:15 pm Presentations and Q&A
8:15-9:00 pm Networking
philafad, Philly Fabricators, Architects, and Designers, is focused on being a network and support system for small-scale Philly businesses within the design and construction world. Events are casual and relaxed. Come early and stay late after the discussion. Businesses grow as networks grow.
For more information, please contact:
- Justin Bernard, studioRON and Christopher Renn Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
- Metcalfe Architects and Art Guild
- Mike Parsell and Mike Harpring
- Stokes Architecture and Mark Jewett Design, Inc.
- Moderator: George Little, Assoc. AIA, AIGA, LEED Green Assoc., GeorgeLittle.Design
215-569-3186, ext. 101
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM
The Opportunity Zones program was established by Congress in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act as an innovative approach to spurring long-term private sector investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. The program is based on the bipartisan Investing in Opportunity Act. It establishes a mechanism that enables investors with capital gains tax liabilities across the country to receive favorable tax treatment for investing in Opportunity Funds that are certified by the U.S. Treasury Department. The Opportunity Funds use the capital invested to make equity investments in businesses and real estate in Opportunity Zones designated by each state.
- Kevin Boes, President and CEO, New Markets Support Corporation
- Matt Josephs, Senior Vice President of Policy, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 09:00 AM
through April 25, 2018
The Social Innovations Journal believes that the potential for good ideas to inspire more good ideas cannot be underestimated, and thus we serve as a platform to highlight regional innovations and enterprises across the country to catalyze the process of inspiration, leading to improved social services and products. Philadelphia, the birthplace of Democracy in America, has a strong tradition of supporting innovation and independence. Beginning with the printing of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, which encouraged colonists to explore the inner workings of a society, and continuing today in the efforts of countless local leaders who uphold Paine’s legacy of questioning the status quo and insisting on near-constant evolution and improvement. Yet, the value that these individuals and their organizations bring to local communities and regions across the nation is often, to our collective societal detriment, overlooked.
Completion of 5 training in the not-for-profit leadership track include a not for profit leadership certification.
For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/not-for-profit-leadership-all-sessions-tickets-42709043900
Thursday, March 01, 2018 at 06:30 AM
Join us in honoring Enrique Peñalosa
for his legacy as Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia - where has used his position to invest in the City’s marginalized communities; building and reconstructing hundreds of kilometers of sidewalks, bicycle paths, pedestrian streets, greenways, and more than 1,200 parks as well as introducing the groundbreaking Transmilenio Bus Rapid Transit system in the city.
Also honored at this ceremony will be the winners of the 2018 Better Philadelphia Challenge.
This year's urban design challenge asked students to imagine a new kind of Park+Way for Philadelphia to better connect its citizens to natural, cultural, and social resources - in honor of the 100th anniversary of our Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
The ceremony will be followed by a coffee + dessert reception for all in attendance.
With the purchase of a VIP ticket, we invite you to join us and the award winners before the ceremony at 5:00 PM for our VIP Reception which will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and live music. In attendance will be Mayor Peñalosa, the competition winners, local dignitaries, and our built-environment focused sponsors, without whom this program would not be possible.
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM | VIP Reception (requires VIP ticket)
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM | Awards Ceremony + Talk
7:45 PM - 8:30 PM | Coffee + Dessert Reception
| Early Bird (until 2/8)
| General Admission
| College Student
| High School Student
*email photo of your VALID Student ID to email@example.com for discount code
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 08:30 AM
The Health Justice Summit will bring together community activists, advocates and professionals in the fields of health, nutrition and fitness, community organizations, and faith leaders to address some of the issues of systemic injustice that negatively impact the health of our communities. At this event, we will connect organizations and individuals who are currently leaders in their community with resources and tools to be intentional about improving community health. This is a half-day event featuring two break-out sessions with panels including:
- Nutrition & Food Justice
- Movement for Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
- Inclusive Health & Wellness Practices
- Healthy Cooking
- Health Ministry in Faith-based Organizations
- Meditation & Yoga as Stress Relief
- Civic Engagement
PLEASE come dressed in comfortable clothing/active-wear, there will be opportunities for movement breaks during the summit!
This is a paperless event. Download the 'Attendify' app to see the full Health Justice Summit PHL agenda: https://attendify.com/app/2ynm54/
To learn more about the event, how to get involved or if you have special accomodations, contact Pilar.Ocampo@Phila.gov
Monday, March 19, 2018 at 07:30 AM
through March 21, 2018
The movement for socially just affordable housing solutions is growing and expanding across the country. The NLIHC 2018 Housing Policy Forum, March 19-21 in Washington DC, will provide an opportunity for those committed to building the movement to engage with affordable housing advocates and practitioners, movement leaders, policy experts, researchers, government officials, and low income residents on the challenges and opportunities ahead and on strategies for achieving real solutions.
Confirmed and invited speakers for the Forum include:
- U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)
- James A. A. Cadogan, director of the Thurgood Marshall Institute at NAACP Legal Defense Fund
- Kriston Capps, staff writer, CityLab
- Don Chen, director of equitable development, Ford Foundation
- Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report
- Laura Kusisto, reporter, Wall Street Journal
- Marla Newman, director of community development, City of Winston-Salem, and NLIHC Board Member
- Danica Roem, state delegate (D-VA)
- Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law and research associate at Economic Policy Institute
- Megan Sandel, MD MPH, principal investigator, Children’s Health Watch
For more information, visit http://www.nlihcforum.org/