6:15-8:15 pm on Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Please join us for our monthly PANDH SF meeting at Support for Families.
1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
The United States spends over $77.3 billion to educate children with disabilities. We provide high levels of care to children and students with disability, but when those children become adults services fall short and inclusion is almost non-existent. This issue is particularly challenging in the area of housing for adults with disabilities. Micaela has found failings in three key areas of housing for people with disabilities: funding, impact, and operations. Micaela is working on a model to redesign disability housing through partnership, inclusion, and scale.
The session will include a 30 minute focus group, followed by 20 minutes of Micaela's research on the issue, and 40 minutes discussion and Q&A.
ABOUT MICAELA CONNERY
Micaela Connery is a MPP candidate at Harvard Kennedy School disability, inclusion, and community development. She will complete her MBA at University College Dublin next year as a Mitchell Scholar. She was a research fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard in 2015, publishing a paper for them on 'The State of Disability Housing'. She's a member of the Harvard Innovation Lab Venture Incubation Program, working on a business plan to design and launch a new model of disability housing.
Inspired by her cousin Kelsey, Micaela is the founder of Unified Theater<http://www.unifiedtheater.org>, an organization she launched at age 15 and served as CEO from 2002-2014, expanding operations across the country. She serves as a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum. She's spoken at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Vatican Summit on Social and Economic Exclusion, the National Conference on Inclusion, the National Collegiate Leadership Conference, and Chicago Ideas Week. Her work has been profiled by the TODAY Show, VH1, FastCompany, USA Today, The Hartford Courant, ABC, and CNN.