YANA Bay Area: “It Takes a Village” – Collective Impact, Youth Empowerment, and Social Justice

YANA-Bay Area invites you to a conversation about Collective Impact—the principle that addressing complex social issues requires multiple actors to commit to a common agenda. Our guest speakers discuss how this principle guides their work.

  • Scott Clarke (YC ’02) is the Founder and Director of Amandla Development, a nonprofit organization in Philippi Township, Cape Town. Amandla Development, in operation for over 10 years, has developed a cross-sector collective of community leaders to improve the life circumstances and futures of children and adolescents.
  • Mark Kramer is a leading researcher and consultant on philanthropy and corporate social engagement. He has written about Collective Impact, Creating Social Value, and Catalytic Philanthropy for the Harvard Business Review and Stanford Social Innovation Review. Mark is a co-founder of FSG, a global social impact consulting firm, as well as of the Shared Value Initiative and the Collective Impact Forum. Mark is a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School and at Haas Business School at UC-Berkeley.
  • Elena Labrada, MD (YC ’86) is a specialist in child and adolescent mental health in Menlo Park. She was a member of the Yale Alumni Service Corps trip to Philippi Township.
  • Eric Nee will moderate the conversation.  Eric is the editor-in-chief of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. SSIR produces a magazine, online articles, podcasts, videos, webinars and conferences for leaders of social change organizations.

The evening opens with light refreshments and time to network. The panel discussion will begin at 6:45.

This event is free and open to all. However, you must register on Eventbrite to be guaranteed a space.


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