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Local Social Innovation

April 2021 - Meet the IE's SCAG Call for Collaboration Winners

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Center for Social Innovation - UCR
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The Call for Collaboration program is part of SCAG’s ongoing commitment to combat racism, social injustice and an equity gap that has reached historic levels. The projects awarded from the Inland Empire include:
1) Inland Equity Community Land Trust
2) Lift to Rise
3) Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire, Inc.
4) Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services, Inc. / Inland SoCal Housing Collective
5) Just SB Collaboration
Join CSI’s Associate Director, Karla López del Río, as she introduces the winners as they share how the monetary awards will be spent and how people in our local communities will benefit.

Moderator:
Karla López del Río
Associate Director
Center for Social Innovation, UCR
karlalo@ucr.edu

Speakers:
Karthick Ramakrishnan
Director, CSI-UCR

Jenna Hornstock
Deputy Director of Planning & Programs, SCAG
Southern California Association of Governments

The Just San Bernardino Collaborative
Jennifer Kane
Executive Director
Arts Connection

Lift to Rise Project:
Heather Vaikona
President & CEO
Lift to Rise

The Inland Equity Community Land Trust Project
Maribel Nunez
Executive Director
Inland Equity Partnership

The Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire Inc. Project
Melanie Steele
Director of Homeownership & Neighborhood Strategies
Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire Inc. 

Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services/Inland SoCal Housing Collective
Karen Suarez
Director
Uplift San Bernardino