2010 Aug 30

Ash Center Open House

4:00pm to 6:00pm


124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Kennedy SchoolThe Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation welcomes you to the 2010 Open House. Learn about the Ash Center’s resources for students, research, course offerings, and programs fostering excellence in democratic governance and innovation. Our faculty will be available to meet and answer questions during the event.

Refreshments will be served.

2010 Aug 12

Mobilization and Member-based Organizations for Social Change



Online Webinar

Power of Social Innovation Webinar Series
Every sector of society has a role to play in social change, but none might be as important as citizens themselves. How can we best organize ourselves to drive innovation and reform? This webinar, sponsored by the Center’s Government Innovators Network, will feature two experienced organizers who are deftly growing their impact through two seemingly dissimilar platforms: Sara Horowitz, Freelancers Union and Maya Enista, Mobilize.org.

2010 Aug 05

Improving Child Well-Being: What Cities Can Do

1:00pm to 4:00pm


79 JFK Street, Taubman Building, 5th Floor

two childrenAbout this Policy Impact Forum
This important policy-impact forum will examine innovations in child well-being policies and programs. Special emphasis will be placed on increasing municipal responses to the needs of young children and their families. Panel discussions will include:

  • Neighborhood-based Strategies to Strengthen Families

  • Creating a Community of Engaged Youth

2010 Aug 03

The Mandate and Caution of Engaging the Government



Online Webinar

Power of Social Innovation Webinar Series

Even the largest and most successful organizations can reach but a few people without engaging the dominant funder in the social sector – government. Yet many entrepreneurs intentionally avoid entanglement that they think will be too political and bureaucratic. How do successful social innovations navigate this tension in their pursuit of systemic change?