Rooted Innovation

Supporting creative grassroots interventions for meaningful social change

Rooted Innovation

Supporting creative grassroots interventions for meaningful social change

Author: praxicalsoc

February 8, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Social Innovation Prize

The Civic and Social Innovation Group (CaSIG) at Cal State LA is excited to announce the first Social Innovation Prize with final competition April 10, 2019. This is a campus-wide event being held Innovation Week that celebrates the innovative minds and compassion of students wanting to make the world a better place and provides a […]

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February 8, 2019

2/11 @ 3PM: CaSIG Meet the Founder w/Jobelle Gacuya of HMNTY

On February 11, CaSIG will be hosting our very first MEET THE FOUNDER event on campus with Jobelle Gacuya of HMNTY. This is a great opportunity for all students to network, ask questions, learn about business and social innovation. Please take advantage – there will be food of course 😋. Space is limited so please […]

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January 17, 2019

Solution Bank: Race/Class/Gender

A few models for engagement with inequalities of race, class, and gender – useful for courses but also as a start for grappling with the question of how to make lasting change: Housing: Choose any page from the policy toolkit Worker Empowerment: Co-determination Gender & corporate power: Board equity College Access: Free tuition for all K-12 Education: Community […]

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December 17, 2018

CaSIS Inequality Summit: Mobility, Opportunity, Power

On Friday, December 14, a group of Cal State LA students advocated original and provocative strategies to address inequality rooted in months of research. Their plans analyzed gentrification, education equity, and immigration at the local level in the context of national and global forces. In front of an audience of campus and community leaders, their […]

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December 11, 2018

CaSIS Cultural Emotions: Creating Cultural Change

Monday marked the Innovation Summit for the Cultural Emotions course, focused on the question of how to create cultural change on topics from immigration to higher education inclusion. Each team advanced a strategy for change based on qualitative and quantitative research and deep engagement with their own communities; many engaged local leaders in their neighborhoods […]

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