Social Innovation Hack-A-Thon

October 11, 2019 2 – 6 p.m.

Engage with Community and Campus Leaders for Social Change!

Nazareth's Social Innovation Hack-A-Thon is a conference-style event that offers panel discussions, short presentations and an experiential learning competition all focused on building knowledge and skills in the field of SI. Students who attend will learn from leaders in their fields then be put into teams to brainstorm proposals that provide solutions to a current challenge our community faces. There are prizes for the winning proposal. Everyone walks away with increased knowledge, skills, and connections with others who want to make a difference.

Our opening panel will focus on several key areas of challenge and innovation including access to clean water and public health, using census data to identify community challenges and measure outcomes, positive youth development and LGBTQ advocacy, and identifying structures that perpetuate poverty. Moderated by President Braveman our speakers include:

  • Dr. Stephen Gastyer, Associate Professor of Sociology AgBioResearch at Michigan State University
  • Adrian Hale, Senior Manager, Workforce / Economic Development & Education Initiatives at the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Inc
  • David J. Kraiker, Data Dissemination & GIS Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Shalym Nater, ASPIRA Program Coordinator, Safe Zone Trainer, Youth Services Division for the Ibero-American Action League
  • Dr. Twylla Dillion, Director of Community Impact at United Way of Greater Rochester
 Social Innovation Hack-A-Thon