From Niche to Ecosystem Strategy with Miriam’s Kitchen – “Agitate. Innovate. Orchestrate” Series

Date & Time

Thursday, Feb 14th, 2019

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location

NYE C, Taubman-520, HKS

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The Social Innovation and Change Initiative will welcome Scott Schenkelberg, President and CEO of Miriam’s Kitchen, to kick-off the spring 2019 “Agitate. Innovate. Orchestrate.” series. Miriam’s Kitchen is dedicated to ending chronic homelessness in Washington, D.C through direct service, advocacy, and permanent supportive housing – an intervention that combines affordable housing with supportive services.

During this roundtable event, Scott will share the experiences that changed the mission of Miriam’s Kitchen from responding to homelessness to now, fighting to eradicate it. Scott will also reflect on the different roles Miriam’s Kitchen has played (and why) through the “Agitate. Innovate. Orchestrate.” lens. This event will be moderated by Alnoor Ebrahim, Professor at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Tisch College of Civic Life.

Recommended pre-read: Should you Agitate, Innovate, or Orchestrate?

This roundtable is brought to you in partnership with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University.

About Scott Schenkelberg
Scott Schenkelberg is the CEO of Miriam’s Kitchen. Since 2002, he has been responsible for setting the strategic vision and planning, implementing strategic communications and increasing revenue to support the organization’s growth. Scott has 25 years of nonprofit management experience.

About the “Agitate. Innovate. Orchestrate.” Series
Inspired by SICI Academic Co-Director Prof. Julie Battilana’ s research, SICI will host the “Agitate. Innovate. Orchestrate.” series over the 2018-19 academic year to explore the different roles individuals, organizations, and communities play in social movements. Each month, SICI will bring in speakers that illuminate the diverse pathways to creating positive social change, from nonprofit organizations, activist movements, social enterprises, and within government entities. Speakers will reflect on how they have leveraged their own positions and power to bring systems-level change, discuss how their roles may have shifted over time, and consider how they played one (or many) roles at any given moment.