Rooted Innovation

Supporting creative grassroots interventions for meaningful social change

Rooted Innovation

Supporting creative grassroots interventions for meaningful social change

May 15, 2020

How to support students at Cal State LA…

… according to the students themselves? Faculty, staff, and administrators try hard to support students but often end up disconnected from student experience. The Civic Learning Summit took the opposite approach, bringing 28 students together for 5 months to develop and execute their own proposals to help students thrive at Cal State LA. Working alongside […]

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December 14, 2019

How to change beliefs on education, police, gentrification and more

The Fall 2019 CaSIG Summits on Cultural Change brought over 150 students together to think through promising strategies to create meaningful change in the beliefs, values, and other cultural patterns that influence social structures. Along with their proposals for change, this group engaged directly in cultural change work both in person and via social media. […]

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October 2, 2019

Civic and Social Innovation Group @ Cal State LA

CaSIG is a coalition of CSULA faculty, students, staff, and community partners who steward students in making positive social change with purpose and creativity. Founded in 2017 by professors Marla A. Parker and Dmitri Seals, the Group now engages dozens of community partners and reaches over 200 students per semester across a wide variety of […]

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August 17, 2019

Summer Summit on Cultural Change

Wednesday, August 7 saw the first-ever Innovation Summit on Cultural Change at Cal State LA’s Downtown Campus, focused on the question of how to create cultural change on topics from immigration to higher education inclusion. Each team advanced a series of strategies for change engaging individual needs, achieving institutional reform, and going viral to create […]

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May 22, 2019

Social Change & Community Data:
GIS Tech, Research, Advocacy

This spring, 14 community organizations partnered with students at Cal State LA in a course called Social Change. These partners put in heroic efforts, grappling with theory and history to understand the factors driving change, using GIS tech to map problems and resources to fuel meaningful interventions, co-designing an initiative, and even writing funding proposals […]

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GIS Tech, Research, Advocacy”
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