Speaker Announcement: Marc Dones, Associate Director of Equity Initiatives at The Center for Social Innovation

By July 21, 2017Speakers

Learn more about Marc Dones, Associate Director of Equity Initiatives at The Center for Social Innovation by watching the video above. They will be speaking at Connection 2017, which takes place on September 20-21st, 2017.

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Dones has worked in program and policy development for their entire career. Currently their work focuses on the development and integration of equity oriented policies and program procedures across a number of projects. In this role Marc focuses on identifying opportunities for addressing systemic health inequities through program and policy modification or development. Dones also serves as the Project Director for SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities) an initiative designed to transform the national conversation around homelessness to center racial equity. Prior to joining C4 Dones served as a Program Manager in the MA Executive Office of Health and Human services where he assisted in the development and implementation of Governor Deval Patrick’s youth violence reduction program, the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative. The program, with a roughly $9.5 million annual operating budget was developed and implemented in 11 cities with site-specific responses. Additionally, Marc served as the policy manager for the Massachusetts Special Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth. In this capacity they advised the commission, authored its reports, and conducted research on numerous issues. Their favorite color is chartreuse but sometimes it’s orange.

About Connection 2017

Commonly referred to as the UN-conference, Connection is more than an event – it’s an experience. It’s an opportunity to explore new insights, the latest advances, and genius developments, all mixed with a sprinkle of grounded wisdom. More than that, it’s an opportunity to reflect in ways we often don’t have time for.

Connection brings together inspiring speakers, influential leaders, innovative practitioners, and a passionate national audience for this immersive experience. This year’s event is being held on September 20th-21st in a city known for innovation: Pittsburgh, PA.

Tickets to Connection 2017 are now sold out! If you have questions, please contact us at emily@manynet.org.

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