Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

  1. COSEBOC: Trauma in the Village "On Friday, December 9, 2016, COSEBOC and CPLAN will host a Regional Gathering in Boston, MA to focus on "Trauma in the Village." This special workshop - for service providers, caregivers, educators, professionals, and policymakers - was first featured at COSEBOC's 10th Annual Gathering in NYC in May, 2016. This workshop will provide participants with a powerful framework for re-shaping the culture, practices, and policies of their organization to ensure that it is sensitive to the experiences and needs of the traumatized individuals, families, and communities that they serve."

  2. Inside Philanthropy: Bringing Diversity to American Philanthropy: It’s Complicated "The mandate to promote diversity in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector has been trumpeted for decades by grantmakers and grantseekers alike—with arguably little to show for it. "

  3. Education Week: What Is Digital Literacy? "Sure, reading and writing are still very much at the heart of digital literacy. But given the new and ever-changing ways we use technology to receive and communicate information, digital literacy also encompasses a broader range of skills—everything from reading on a Kindle to gauging the validity of a website or creating and sharing YouTube videos."

  4. CNN: Study links behavior in kindergarten to adult success "Every parent intuitively knows it's a good thing to teach their child how to share and play well with others and how to deal with emotions like anger and sadness, but do most of us have any sense of just how important these so-called social and emotional skills can be to our child's long-term success?"

  5. NPR: Hey Students, Applying For College Aid Is Easier! (But Still Hard) "When the Obama administration announced last year that it would overhaul the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, prospective college students (and their parents) cheered. 'Today, we're lending a hand to millions of high school students who want to go to college and who've worked hard,' said Arne Duncan, who was at that time U.S. secretary of education. 'We're announcing an easier, earlier FAFSA.'"