CIPS Social Innovation Partners Network
Social innovation and social entrepreneurship seeks to apply new technologies and organization forms to reduce poverty especially when formal and informal institutions are inadequate or exclude vulnerable groups. Common denominators among CIPS Social Innovation partners are new ideas to promote the application of new digital technologies to social mobility though Transnational Diaspora Enterprises, the application of knowledge. Immigrants from the DR, Peru, El Salvador and Mexico and New York City immigrants become entrepreneurs because this is often the only employment open to them.
Spes Nova is a non-profit organization that was launched by Erick W. Rengifo and Steven Carlsen at Fordham University. Rengifo is the Director of the Center for International Policy Studies (CIPS) and Associate Professor in the Economics Department. Steven Carlsen is aPh.D. Alumnus of the Economics Department. Spes Nova’s mission is to alleviate poverty in some of the poorest regions of the world by helping the working poor help themselves using micro credit, market development, and insurance.
Fordham’s Social Innovation Collaboratory is a network of students, faculty, administrators, alumni and community members working together to promote social innovation for the achievement of social justice, social entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability. Fordham is an AshokaU Changemaker Campus. AshokaU’s global network of 35 Changemaker Campuses is advancing an education that develops interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial skills. AshokaU breaks down barriers to institutional change and encourages social innovation in higher education. Get involved be a changemaker with your own socially innovative program associated with us. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Equator Initiative is a multi-sector partnership that brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, and grassroots organizations. Current partners to the Equator Initiative include: Conservation International, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Ecoagriculture Partners, Fordham University, The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Government of Norway, IUCN-International Union for Conservation of Nature, The Nature Conservancy, PCI Media Impact, Rare, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The mission of the Mexican Coalition is to strengthen individual, organizational and community capacities enabling members of the New York Mexican and American Latino community to realize their aspirations for political influence and full integration in to the civic, cultural and political life of New York City. We see a vibrant, productive and self-sufficient Mexican-American community, inspired by its own tradition and culture to create new leaders that will help us to maintain their full integration and participation in social, political and civic life of New York.
Fordham Law’s Feerick Center for Social Justice works with students, alumni, lawyers, and community volunteers to connect low-income New Yorkers to the legal resources they need and cannot afford. We train law students and others to engage in social change efforts.
The Feerick Center for Social Justice promotes the rights and addresses the problems facing marginalized and low-income New Yorkers through the creation of strategies to reform policies, educate, and provide assistance to right wrongs.
Highly regarded for its efficacy and dedication to combating inequities, the Center works with wide-ranging networks to rally partners in the legal community and beyond to respond to the challenges of those in need.
Fordham Law faculty and students involved at the Center collaborate with the city’s nonprofit, legal services, and public sectors to create long-term innovative solutions critical to real change.
Formed in 2007, the Consortium on Social Justice aims to facilitate information sharing among the wide range of University members working on social justice concerns, including research, programmatic, academic, and service activities. The University’s Office of the Provost is taking the lead on this effort, with the support of the Feerick Center for Social Justice at the Law School.The consortium on social justice is part of the Office of the Provost.