Community Wellbeing & Social Innovation Lab (Mentoring Positives…
Community Wellbeing &
Social Innovation Lab
Social Change Results
Create knowledge from & for system
Build capacity for implementation
Build networks to sustain results
Create solutions w/deeper understanding of root cause
Expectation of breakthrough solutions
"Imagine the Impossible"
(diversity fuels collective creativity)
Rich innovation toolbox
Randomized controlled trials
Human-centric design (HCD)
Imposed but open-ended innovation themes
Large innovation challenges
Focus on experimentation
What is our theme? Maybe: Youth Employment
What part of system are we trying to be innovative in?
How do we best invest in human capital?
Does Homeboy Industries Model fit?
Want to expand services to parents
"Slow down, take a step back & invest in people"
Nothing gets done when you're the only voice
Want innovation, since there's none "downtown"
Goals: 1. Strengthen Corporate Partners, 2. Pilot school program, 3. OTB internships (2 cohorts), 4. MOU w/Neighborhood Association to use MP space
Ex. Youth Organization funding creates dysfunctional system
4th time going through grant cycle = micro-aggression
Want to be seen & used as a model vs. being lumped together w/other organizations because do it differently
Already have foundation with OTB Salsa & Pizza
w/purpose of financial sustainability
Want to separate ourselves by being social innovators
What's different: holistic approach, hook w/b-ball, keep them
Roadmap to Equity
3 Goals: (2020)
1) > employment, income, wealth
*2) expand/improve support for low-income working families
3) expand/improve support for children prior to school-age