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In Focus: STEM+Arts Education - Amplifying Collective Impact

Thursday, August 14, 2014
9:00am - 11:00am PDT
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $300.00
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Join us for the third meeting of SCG’s In Focus series exploring STEM+Arts education, featuring an interactive conversation with Yasmin Fodil, Senior Strategist at GOOD/Corps

Using the 100Kin10 network's "Solution Labs" as a case study, Fodil will share how government agencies, school districts, universities, nonprofits, corporations, and foundations are working together to respond to our nation’s need for 100,000 excellent STEM teachers by 2021. 

Solution Labs are intended to move 100Kin10 partner organizations beyond deliberation and shared learning to collaborative action: co-funding the creation of a concrete product, strategy, approach, or intervention that’s beyond the capacity of any single partner to afford or design on their own. 

In the network's first-ever lab, partners tackled an issue that districts and teacher prep programs have always faced on their own: recruiting excellent STEM teachers. During the lab partners and top-notch (pro-bono) media agencies came together and framed an actionable piece of the challenge: develop national communications strategies and messages that will intrigue this sought-after group and draw them to STEM teaching. After the lab a committee of partners developed an RFP, selected a media firm (Cultivated Wit) to develop the campaign strategy and materials, and co-funded the strategy. 

The intended result is a solution significantly better than what any partner organization could develop or afford alone. We hope you join us for this intriguing conversation on shared solutions to move the field forward and generate learning across organizations.

About In Focus:
Tackling an emerging trend or policy issue of concern to philanthropy, SCG’s In Focus program series convenes funders to learn about a specific topic, exchange ideas about how philanthropy can address the evolving issue, and share updates about their work. By bringing together funders over the course of one year, In Focus provides a platform for funders to address key issues through collaboration and action.


Yasmin Fodil, Senior Strategist, GOOD/Corps
Yasmin Fodil is a Senior Strategist at GOOD/Corps, a Strategy Consultancy that works at the intersection of engagement and social impact. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Public Administration at NYU Wagner, and teaches a course called Digital Innovation Lab for masters of public administration students who are interested in developing socially-conscious tech initiatives. Before joining GOOD/Corps, Fodil founded and ran BYO consulting, a consultancy that helps nonprofits and government agencies use design technology to make the world a better place.  She received a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she focused her studies on democracy, politics, and institutions.  Prior to graduate school, Fodil was the Information Officer for the Office of the Arts and Special Projects at the NYC Department of Education and received her Bachelor’s degree in Government from Cornell University. She is a frequent speaker on issues related to strategic design, technology and engagement in the social sector, and has worked with venerable clients such as NYU, Chicago Public Library, DC Public Schools, the Girl Scouts of the USA, the Carnegie Corporation, and NASA.

Grace Kim is a founding member of GOOD/Corps
As Director of Strategy and Partnerships, she partners with leading brands, foundations and non-profits to increase the efficacy and velocity of solutions that drive impact and organizational success. Her strategy experience includes developing solutions at the intersection of impact and engagement for clients such as Pepsi, Microsoft, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The California Endowment. Highlights include helping design and manage a pioneering $32M open-source grantmaking program, advising multinational corporations on their social impact strategy and developing prototypes for new programs and services. Prior to joining GOOD, Grace designed marketing and communications strategy for Fortune 500 companies such as Yahoo and Symantec. Her non-profit management experience includes leading a domestic poverty awareness housing program for Habitat for Humanity International. A UCLA graduate, she pursued graduate studies in International Relations at Institut d'Etudes Poliques in Paris. In her free time, she advises purpose-driven organizations and co-produces TEDxSkid Row. She is a UCLA Anderson Riordan Fellow, Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce RVLDP Fellow and former Rotary Foundation ambassador.


Series Schedule:
February 19, 2014: Best Practices for Collaboration with Laura Zucker, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and facilitated by SCG member James Herr, Program Officer, Arts, California Community Foundation

May 5, 2014: What is the State of STEM?  with Christopher Roe, Chief Executive Officer of the California STEM Learning Network and David Rattray, President & Executive Director of UNITE-LA and Senior Vice President, Education and Workforce Development, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

August 14, 2014: Amplifying Collective Impact

October 2014: Best Practices for Teacher Development with Gregory Nicholson, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING, and Kathy Clemmer, School of Education and Seaver College of Science and Engineering, Loyola Marymount University. Session will take place at the California Club, hosted by The Leonetti/O'Connell Family Foundation.

December 2014: Next Generation Science Standards (more to come)

Who May Participate:
Current SCG members and others eligible for membership. For eligibility requirements, click here.

Space is limited. Participants are encouraged to attend all remaining meetings of the In Focus: STEM+Arts Education series. For participants unable to participate in one or more future meetings, a representative from your organization may attend in your place.

Registration:This event is sold out.

Participants are encouraged to attend all five meetings of the In Focus: STEM+Arts Education series. For participants unable to participate in one or more future meetings, a representative from your organization may attend in your place.

SCG members: free
Eligible non-members: $300 (includes all three remaining sessions)

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