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December 2018

NDSC Community Training

Wed, December 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We are excited to host community training workshops for the Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform. Participants will learn to access data for specific neighborhoods and cities within Los Angeles County, learn more about the data and understand why specific data sets are important, and conceptualize data stories to better tell the stories of their community. Trainings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, both at USC and at various locations throughout Los Angeles County. Trainings are…

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January 2019

Social Innovation Speaker Series: Saul Garlick, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Unleesh

Thu, January 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
VPD 101 Lower Level
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  Saul Garlick has spent his entire career as a social entrepreneur focused on creating opportunity for populations that have traditionally been left out of the global economy. He has founded and operated companies across the United States, Africa and Latin America. Saul is founder and CEO of Unleesh, a mobile training platform for frontline workers in low-skill, low-wage jobs that seeks to bridge those workers to the future economy - one where automation is shifting the nature of work.…

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Social Innovation Speaker Series: Sam Polk, Co-Founder & CEO, Everytable; and Founder, Feast

Thu, January 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
VPD 101 Lower Level
Sam Polk headshot

  Sam Polk is the co-founder and CEO of Everytable, a social enterprise restaurant chain making healthy food affordable for all, and founder of Feast, a Los Angeles non-profit that advances wellness in underserved communities through the power of healthy food and human connection. In a prior life, Sam was a senior trader at one of the largest hedge funds in the world. He is the author of the memoir For The Love of Money (Scribner, 2016) and the viral…

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February 2019

Social Innovation Speaker Series: Scott Allard, Author and Professor of Social Policy, University of Washington

Thu, February 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
VPD 101 Lower Level
Scott Allard bio

  Scott W. Allard is the Daniel J. Evans Endowed Professor of Social Policy at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington with expertise in poverty and inequality, social welfare policy, and urban policy. Allard is author of Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State (2009, Yale University Press), which examines the spatial and organizational challenges confronting local safety net providers. His latest book Places in Need: The Changing Geography…

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April 2019

Social Innovation Speaker Series: Vincent Stanley, Author & Director of Patagonia Philosophy

Wed, April 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
VPD 101 Lower Level
Vincent Stanley

  Vincent Stanley, co-author with Yvon Chouinard of The Responsible Company, has been with Patagonia on and off since its beginning in 1973, for many of those years in key executive roles as head of sales or marketing. More informally, he is Patagonia’s long- time chief storyteller. Vincent helped develop the Footprint Chronicles, the company’s interactive website that outlines the social and environmental impact of its products; the Common Threads Partnership (precursor of Worn Wear); and Patagonia Books. He currently…

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