wanted: 15 organizations for profiles in social innovation casebook

being introduced in the nation's first doctorate
in leadership, management and social innovation -
at the university of southern california


organizations doing the hard work of social change

We’re looking to profile groups working on these 15 social challenges:

  • Mental health and suicide in the digital realm
  • Childhood obesity and the social determinants of health
  • Sexual assault in the military
  • Animal maltreatment in theme parks and zoos
  • Smart decarceration
  • Persistent causes of death among children in the foster care system
  • Integration of refugee populations
  • Disaster preparedness and response
  • Mental health and homelessness
  • Social isolation among the elderly
  • Underutilization of TANF and other social services
  • Autism and stigmatization
  • Access to the legal system
  • Advanced manufacturing and the “skills gap”
  • Arts education across the lifespan

What's required:


  • One 3-hour interview session with three leaders of your organization


  • feedback over the next few months on the first and final drafts of the case study



Who we are


GREENHOUSE  is an organization pursuing a unique portfolio of social impact projects throughout the world. Driven by a spirit of inquiry into the dynamics that comprise all complex social problems, GreenHouse's founders have worked with partners in such disparate fields as education, museums, health care, business and government. These include the U.S. Department of State, NASA, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, and the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda.

Since 2014, the founders of GreenHouse have served as innovators-in-residence at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. In this capacity, the team has worked on initiatives such as the development of this advanced practice doctorate in large-scale social change; the development of the first department of nursing in a school of social work; the integration of innovation curricula into social work education; and the development of the field's first summit on innovation.



New submission deadline is now December 9, 2016.

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