Monday, April 16, 2012

Special Event: "Creating Sustainability through Entrepreneurship"

This Friday, April 20th, you’re invited to a special program, "Creating Sustainability through Entrepreneurship", featuring dynamic social entrepreneurs with proven success in building community organizations that - even during times of reduced funding - continue to add value:
Jill Vialet, CEO & Founder of Playworks
Dave Stalls, CEO & President of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Colorado
Lynn Price, Founder of Camp To Belong, Speaker and Author
PJ D’Amico, Executive Director of RedLine Gallery

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The Injury, Suicide and Violence Prevent branch of the Prevention Services Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment invites EVERYONE (all programs, grantees and community partners) to participate in-person at the RedLine Gallery or from anywhere in the world via LiveStream.

Event Information

“Creating Sustainability through Entrepreneurship”
Sustaining the future of your organization means more than generating just enough money to keep it afloat.
Your organization already ROCKS! You've been working hard, doing amazing things, engaging the community and building something brilliant. But what are you doing to make sure that all your hard work continues to add value to the community for decades to come?
In this dynamic presentation being held THIS Friday, April 20th, social entrepreneur and founder of Playworks, Jill Vialet, will talk about:
        How to increase the competitiveness of your organization,
        Staying focused on the mission while growing intentionally, and
        Strengthening financial health in the current economic climate.
FEATURED SPEAKER: Jill Vialet, CEO & Founder of Playworks
DATE: Friday April 20th 
TIME: 12:30 - 2:30pm
LOCATION: Redline Gallery
ADDRESS: 2350 Arapahoe Street Denver, CO 80205 (directions)
FREE Admission
FREE Parking 
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The Program
Facilitated by: Rose Barcklow, Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program Director

12:30 – 1:00pm
Guest check-in, Networking and Exhibit viewing

1:05 – 1:10pm
PJ D-Amico
Executive Director
RedLine Gallery
1:10 – 1:20pm
Dave Stalls
CEO & President
Big Brothers Big Sisters
1:20 – 2:20pm
Featured Presentation
Jill Vialet
CEO & Founder
2:20 – 2:30pm
Lynn Price
Social Entrepreneur, Change Maker, Speaker and Author

About the Speakers
PJ D'Amico
Executive Director
RedLine Gallery
PJ D’Amico has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector where he has served as an executive director, program officer in philanthropy, development officer, board member and advocate for social change at both the local and national level.  He received his B.S. in Political Science and M.S. in Theological Studies from Emory University and holds a Masters of Nonprofit Management degree from Regis University. PJ began his career working as a grassroots community organizer in Atlanta where he worked with Jimmy Carter’s Atlanta Project and Hands On Atlanta. He went on to become the National Director of AmeriCorps Alums whose mission it was to build a national platform for civic engagement among 450,000 National Service Alumni. Prior to joining RedLine in 2010, PJ worked as a consultant with Richard Male & Associates where he provided comprehensive resource development, strategic planning, leadership and evaluation consulting services to nonprofits and international NGOs. In addition to leading RedLine operations, PJ serves as a Program Officer with the Buck Foundation.  Additionally, PJ received the Colorado Trust Fellowship and serves as an adjunct faculty at Regis University in the Masters of Nonprofit Management Program.  

Dave Stalls
President & CEO
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Colorado

Before directing Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Colorado Dave founded and led The Spot youth center in Denver, which nightly attracts high risk and often gang involved adolescents for involvement in Hip Hop culture focused activities such as free music recording studios, magazine creation, break dancing, spoken word, graffiti murals, and also high school GED instruction, job assistance and medical services. Prior to working with youth Dave was an executive within the telecommunications and investment banking industries, a professional public speaker, researcher and student in Veterinary Medicine and Marine Biology, and a football player with the Superbowl Champion Los Angeles Raiders and Dallas Cowboys. Dave graduated from the University of N. Colorado with a degree in zoology. His children, Jon and Tracy are college students and athletes.

Lynn Price
Social Entrepreneur, Change Maker, Speaker and Author
Lynn Price is a business leader, social entrepreneur, speaker, and author. She is an Ashoka fellow recognized for evaluating her personal history in foster care and creating solutions for sibling connection today. Lynn founded "Camp To Belong", an international non-profit organization dedicated to reuniting siblings placed in separate foster homes and other out-of-home care at empowering summer camps. The camps that have replicated across the US and Australia have become the catalyst for new legislation regarding sibling placement and visitation, recruitment of more families for siblings and best practice among child welfare professionals.
She is the recipient of the Points ofLight President's Service Award presented to her by President Bill Clinton and Oprah's Angel Network Use Your Life Award. In concert with leading exceptional adventures, Lynn is also the Director of Sales, US and International for Funovation!  In believing in creating sustainability through  entrepreneurship,  Lynn is the author of Vision For A Change, A Social Entrepreneur's Insights From the Heart and Real Belonging, Give Siblings Their Right to Reunite.

Featured Speaker
Jill Vialet
CEO and Founder

Jill Vialet is the founder of Playworks. Vialet, named one of the 30 most influential social entrepreneurs by Forbes Magazine, has worked for more than 25 years in the nonprofit sector, focusing her entrepreneurial skills on growing two successful nonprofit organization. 
Vialet launched Playworks in 1996 with two schools in Berkeley, California. Currently the organization brings play and physical activities to 250 low-income, schools in 15 cities with plans to expand to 27 cities. In 2004 Vialet was selected as an Ashoka Fellow
Vialet is a frequent public speaker, addressing groups that include TedX, Harvard Business School's Women in Business Conference and the National Association of Elementary School Principles. 

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