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The Power of Social Innovation: Chapter 1 (book)

Encore Careers

City Year

Experience Corps

"Leadership That Longfellow Would Appreciate." Harvard Business Review, Innovations in Healthcare Blog.


The Power of Social Innovation Series features practitioner-led webinars on timely topics from education reform to economic development. Innovators share their experiences and insights with fellow practitioners, students and scholars from across the country. This installment featured government leaders and experts from innovative service organizations. The panel explored efforts to inspire and support people from nontraditional backgrounds and experiences who are making an over-sized impact on our toughest community problems.


  • Jim Balfanz, President, City Year
  • Jim Emerman, Executive Vice President, Civic Ventures

Moderator: Stephen Goldsmith, Deputy Mayor for Operations for New York City and former two-term Mayor of Indianapolis