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Social Innovation Forum's 2017 Social Issue Talk Series

Developing Innovative Approaches to Maternal and Child Health and Healing

Sponsoring Partner: Building Blocks Charitable Fund

Guest Speaker: Sharon Scott-Chandler, COO of Action for Boston Community Development

Featured Innovator: Room to Grow



Sharon Scott-Chandler is currently the Executive Vice President/COO of Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. and has been engaged in family economic opportunity work and early childhood policy for almost eighteen years. She previously served as the Vice President of Head Start and Children’s Services and the Director of Child Care Choices of Boston, the child care resource referral agency for Region VI. Since 2007, Ms. Scott-Chandler has served as one of the 11 members of the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care, appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to oversee the state’s early childhood education agency and policies. She served as the Chair from 2007-2010. Ms. Scott-Chandler is also a Trustee of the Urban College of Boston, a private two-year college established to provide post-secondary education and professional mobility to members of the urban community.

Prior to joining ABCD, she served as an Assistant Attorney General and Intergovernmental Policy Director for Massachusetts Attorney General, Scott Harshbarger, focusing on issues of education, healthcare and civil rights issues. She also practiced as an Associate in a large Boston law firm and served as a Congressional Aide in Washington, DC. Ms. Scott-Chandler has degrees from Tufts University and Northeastern Law School. A native Bostonian, she now resides in Natick Massachusetts with her husband and three young children.

Room to Grow is focused on ensuring babies born into poverty have what they need to learn, grow, and succeed in life. The program prvides families with one-on-one parenting education, referrals to other community services, as well as clothes, toys, books, and gear babies need during their first three years of development.




More Information on SIF's 2017 Social Issue Talk Series

This March, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) will hold seven free, educational events as a part of our annual March Social Issue Talk Series where funders and community leaders can hear from leading experts and our 2017 Social Innovators about the latest trends, best practices, and exciting innovations across a variety of fields. For a full list of events in the series, please visit http://www.socialinnovationforum.org/Social-Issue-Talks.

If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about SIF, please contact us at team@socialinnovationforum.org or 617.492.2305.

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