Upcoming Harvard Ash School Webinar on Comm Engmt and Schools

We’re glad to share this announcement from the Power of Innovation program at Harvard’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation:

“The Power of Social Innovation Series continues this month with practitioner-led webinars on timely on education reform and economic development.

As you well know, most valuable lessons about innovation come from practitioners themselves. Our two webinars in April promise unique conversations that will lead to common sense strategies, policy implications and lessons from (and for) innovators who seek to produce extraordinary social change.

School Reform in Detroit: Critical Lessons in Building Community Support
April 13th, 2011 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (ET)

The panel will explore the important role that civic leaders—both outside the public school system and within—can play in engaging and mobilizing the support of parents, neighbors and others in an effort to turn around an education system. See details and register.

Archon Fung (moderator) – Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship, Harvard Kennedy School
Michael Tenbusch – Vice President, United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Johnathon Matthews – Principal, Cody Academy of Public Leadership

Social Innovation as Economic Development: Incubate and Grow Social Enterprises in Your Community
April 19th, 2011 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (ET)

This webinar will explore the potential impact of, and lay out some key strategies for, supporting local social enterprises as a practical and effective means of encouraging business development, job growth and wealth creation. See details and register.
Anthony Williams (moderator) – William H. Bloomberg Lecturer in Public Management, Harvard Kennedy School; former two-term mayor of the District of Columbia
Christopher Gergen – Co-founder and Executive Director, Bull City Forward
Bo Menkiti – Founder and CEO, The Menkiti Group

The Series is co-sponsored with the Government Innovators Network and the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy. For each event, ample time will be allocated for audience Q&A.; Listen to past events in the Power of Social Innovation Series here.

Hope you can join us!

Project on Social Innovation
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Harvard Kennedy School”

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