The Altman Program is excited to co-sponsor, along with the Tulane School of Social Work, a lecture by Jo Cavanagh, "Social Enterprise & Frugal Innovation: Strategies for Social Change, Impact & Wellbeing from a Community-Owned Nonprofit Model in Australia." The purpose of the Altman Program's Interdisciplinary Lectures Series is to highlight the ways in which business knowledge can be applied in diverse communities and workplaces, and across academic disciplines.
Ms. Cavanagh is the CEO of Family Life, a non-profit in Australia that "assists families, children and young people, as well as making our society a better place for everyone including the most disadvantaged and vulnerable. At the heart of our enterprise is the authentic, grass-root relationships with our people, the people we help and the people of the community. Family Life is a center of research, knowledge and innovation delivering measurable social change and impact." The organization offers a number of services, including: counseling, mediation, mental health services, support and community educational services, outreach to homes, case coordination and advocacy.
Ms. Cavanagh has been at the helm of Family Life since 1996.