Final Projects – 2018 Southern California Symposium

Social Innovation Approaches for the Region’s Future.

Working collaboratively, in five small teams, the Symposium’s 2018 Cohort identified deeply intractable social challenges facing the region — including housing, education, foster youth, and economic development — and applied a social innovation framework to develop long-term, sustainable, and novel solutions to each. Each team spent three months researching the problem, defining their goal, and developing strategies and plans for achieving and advocating for it, with the support of coaches Dr. LaVonna B. Lewis, Sean Knierim, David Morse, Gary Painter, and Roberto Suro. Teams presented their final projects at the program’s culminating event on June 1, 2018.