[This lecture is a part of the speaker series BY DESIGN: Transforming public sector services.]
The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment and Citi Community Development brought together the Center for Economic Opportunity, the Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability (DESIS) Lab at the Parsons School of Design, and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to launch Designing for Financial Empowerment (DFE).
DFE is a cross-sector initiative to explore how service design can be used to make public sector financial empowerment services more effective and accessible. This work seeks to challenge the cycle of poverty by holistically examining current public policy and service offerings; understanding the interrelated needs of the City’s disenfranchised populations; and enabling community members to participate in the co-design of the very services that they use, alongside policymakers, advocates and service providers. Hear from some of the team members and partners who worked on this landmark initiative.
- Jessica Brooks, Assistant Director, Financial Empowerment Centers at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment
- Lee-Sean Huang, Co-Founder and Creative Director, FOOSSA
- Eduardo Staszowski, Co-Founder and Director, Parsons DESIS Lab
- Marshall Sitten, Vice President of Communications, Policy and Research, Citi Community Development
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Location: University of the Arts CBS Auditorium
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
- Registration, food, refreshments, and socializing: 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
- Lecture: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
- Question and answer: 8:00 – 8:30 p.m.
This panel is open to both City employees and the public.
Visit the speaker series site for more information: https://beta.phila.gov/departments/office-of-open-data-and-digital-transformation/speaker-series/about/
Register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/service-delivery-and-policy-making-for-the-people-by-the-people-tickets-32187635083