Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise
Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CDT)
I’m happy to announce that the Task Force’s next meeting will take place on the 5th Floor, Room C-500 at the Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2013. The meeting is expected to adjourn at about 6 p.m.
The Task Force will hear testimony from Professor James Mandiberg, who will propose actionable policy recommendations to foster the development, success and scaling of social enterprises that serve socially and economically excluded populations including people with serious mental health issues, people with histories of chronic homelessness, and seniors.
Professor Mandiberg, who earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Organizational Management and Leadership programs at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, City University of New York. His in-process research includes the creation of a credit union for economically excluded people with serious mental health conditions; market infrastructure creation to promote the economic viability of “outsider artists”; and the business practice adaptations of businesses in the Sugamo neighborhood of Tokyo to attract and retain senior customers.
I look forward to seeing you on the 24th. Please confirm that you plan to attend. Thanks very much.
Marc J. Lane, Task Force Chair
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Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise
The mission of the Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise is to foster a productive multi-sector dialogue that explores and promotes effective policy recommendations to strengthen social sector impact.
The Task Force envisions an Illinois that is the leader in promoting a fertile environment for social purpose impact ventures. Task Force members will serve as ambassadors throughout our communities, across the nations, and throughout the world in an effort to promote Illinois as a model environment for the implementation of innovative social programs.