Protecting the Safety Net in Hard Times: Lessons from Catholic Charities of Boston

October 28, 2010

Thursday, October 28 at 5:30 p.m.
Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, Taubman Building,15 Eliot Street

Tiziana Dearing, CEO, Boston Rising and former President, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston

Commentary byMary Jo Bane, Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Management and Academic Dean, Harvard Kennedy School

The current economic downturn has created two great problems for those who fund and offer key social services for those most in need. On the one hand, the downturn has greatly increased the demand for services. At the same time, it also has greatly reduced public and charitable funding for those services. Dearing will discuss how one major provider in Boston responded to these pressures and discuss how that experience informs her work as the new head of Boston Rising, a new non-profit focused on fighting poverty in Boston.

Cosponsored by the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, and the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations