Events at CSI


CSI Community Meeting


As we round the corner into full blown 2020 vision, the CSI staff would like to invite you to a community meeting in the CSI Lounge. We are thrilled to be able to share with you our plans for the New Year and announce new partnerships and programming within the space. 


When: February 13th, 2019, 1:00PM-2:00PM

Where: CSI, 601 W 26th Street Suite 325 NY NY (Lounge Space)

Who: CSI Members only 

Innovator Drinks


Please join us for our month member Innovator Drinks where we kick back and celebrate all of our hard work and everything social innovation!


When: February 20th, 2020, 5:00PM- 6:30PM

Where: CSI, 601 W 26th Street Suite 325, NY NY 

Who: CSI Members & Alumni Only

How Organizations of Color Can Maximize Fundraising Success


Join us for a dynamic conversation with Dwayne Ashley, Founder and CEO of Bridge Philanthropic Consulting and fundraising extraordinaire. CSI Executive Director Shireen Idroos will talk with Dwayne about his own journey, and what inspired and motivated him to pursue this craft. We’ll talk about how communities of color, who often find themselves outside of the existing power structure, make their voices heard so they can raise awareness and impactful funding for social change.


When: February 19th, 2020, 5:30PM- 7:00PM

Where: CSI, 601 W 26th Street, Suite 325 NY NY

Who: Open to the public


Social Innovation 101 


The Centre For Social Innovation is  thrilled to extend this limited invite to you for a special pilot program on February 20 - Introduction to Social Innovation Workshop. In this workshop, we will explore what Social Innovation is, where it can be applied, principles for action, and provide space for shared reflection and application to your life and work. This pilot is the result of our partnership with The Social Innovation Institute, who is curating an international curriculum project to crowdsource activities, exercises, and games for change makers and practitioners across North America to utilize when creating impact in their communities. 


When: February 20th, 2020, 1:00PM-4:30PM

Where: CSI’s, 601 W 26th Street Suite 325 NY NY 

Who: Open to the public


Beyond Branding: Storytelling and Social Impact


Join Holyrad Studio and The Centre For Social Innovation for our inaugural salon series; Beyond Branding: Storytelling and Social Impact. In this intimate discussion we will explore the “doing good vs. doing business” dichotomy that permeates our culture, and especially the world of activism / social entrepreneurship. This guided conversation will include artists, activists, marketing professionals and social entrepreneurs who are interested in understanding branding as storytelling and revenue as a neutral tool to expanding our ideas and innovations.


When: February 27th, 2020, 6:00PM- 8:00PM

Where: CSI, 601 W 26th Street Suite 325 NY NY 

Who: Open to public 


 SoFar Sounds x Shine Foundation x CSI 


Join the Centre of Social Innovation in partnership with Shine Foundation and SoFar Sounds for an intimate concert where local artists will display their talents and community will come together to learn more about how to empower domestic violence victims through financial literacy.


When: February 28th, 2020

Where: CSI 601 26th Street Suite 325 NY NY

Who: Reservation only

RSVP: Please email for limited reservation