Socially Innovative: Timely Conversations for the IE

The Center for Social Innovation provides a credible research voice that spurs civic leadership and policy innovation. Its reputation is built on the key pillars of social science, strategic policy awareness, innovation mindsets, and deep community partnerships. The Inland Empire Community Foundation is the oldest and largest community foundation serving the Inland region. Combining an in-depth understanding of the IE and the local nonprofit sector with extensive experience with donors, IECF strives to make a meaningful difference in the lives of all residents – now and in the future. Through their unique partnership, CSI and IECF convene regular meetings where innovative ideas are shared and seeds for change are sewn. Sessions with guest speakers are presented and archived here.

CSI-UCR

The Center for Social Innovation at UCR (CSI) and the Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) dedicated their community webinar to civic engagement efforts in the region.

Join CSI's External Affairs Associate, Paola Avendano as she moderates a panel of experts involved in engagement efforts involving students and others connected to education from K-12 to college.

April 2021 - Inland Empire Children's Cabinet

Apr 28, 2021
IECF

In service to the young and vulnerable in our society, the Center for Social Innovation (CSI) at UCR and the Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) dedicated their community webinar to learn about the Inland Empire Children's Cabinet.

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

Apr 21, 2021
Center for Social Innovation - UCR

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

March 2021 - The State of Women in the IE

Mar 24, 2021
Center for Social Innovation - UCR

To commemorate Women’s History Month, the Center for Social Innovation (CSI) at UCR and the Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) dedicated their community webinar to learn more about women in the IE.

Join CSI’s associate director, Karla López del Río, as she moderates a panel of three prominent leaders from the IE to discuss how the pandemic has disproportionately affected women, as well as the opportunity to use this crisis as a way to raise awareness of women's issues, propose solutions, and innovate public policies on the roadmap ahead.

March 2021 - Future of Work in California

Mar 10, 2021
Center for Social Innovation - UCR

In this recorded meeting from the Center for Social Innovation at UCR and the Inland Empire Community Foundation, Professor Karthick Ramakrishnan moderates a panel of three guests. The guest panelists were invited to speak on the Future of Work in California.