The event, which began with a Feb. 26 kickoff at the Center for Social Innovation in Chelsea, is designed to pursue entrepreneurial solutions to social and economic difficulties facing New York City, especially its underserved communities.
“Every day millions of New Yorkers face the painful reality of food scarcity, chronic unemployment, lack of access to quality healthcare, education, and adequate shelter,” said Monika Mitchell, the festival’s executive director. “According the Robin Hood Foundation, 45.6 percent of our city’s five boroughs live at or below poverty level. That’s a crime in itself – a social, economic, and environmental tragedy.”
Tickets, which are free for Fordham students and staff, can be reserved here.
If you go:
Event: NYC Social Innovation Festival
Date: March 6
Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Campbell Commons, Rose Hill campus
Register: Click here