Greater Cincinnati’s success rallying education, business and industry, philanthropy and community organizations to solve pressing and complex social problems will draw national attention March 2-4 during the NEXTLIVESHERE: Social Change Innovation Summit.
Thanks to a $250,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Includes grant, the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati (UC) will host 200 regional and national leaders and those interested in increasing diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and careers. UC’s College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) won the conference grant, along with 9 others across the country, last fall. Funding covers the registration and meal costs for conference-goers.
The summit immerses participants in a deep exploration of barriers, successes, best practices and cutting-edge research with nationally known local experts and visionaries from across the country. Cincinnati has become a center for collective impact, a framework of cross-sector partners with a shared vision, goals and measurement to forge social change. Specifically, the summit addresses how to build a backbone organization to support that work.