In July 2016, after a pilot phase in the spring of 2016, I launched with my Rotary club a pro bono initiative to support innovative work done by nonprofits in the Greater Washington DC area. Teams of 3-5 volunteers (including Rotarians and non-Rotarians) are working with nonprofits and other organizations to evaluate, expand, or promote promising programs and interventions. Work is also being done to document obstacles faced by the less fortunate in areas such as education and skills, employment, and health.
Some of this work is leading to publications in the form of briefs or papers, including through a series of briefs on innovations in education in Washington, DC. The available briefs in the series are listed below. A seminar related to this initiative was held at the World Bank in September 2016, for which a video is provided below.
Seminar on education, peace and social change focusing on DC at the World Bank
2016-01 Video for World Bank-Rotary Club of Capitol Hill Seminar
Innovations in Education in DC Briefs Series (with the World Bank)