Welcome!

Welcome!

Hello, and welcome to the KITS blog!  We will use this space to tell you about the interesting things that are happening with the KITS Program as well as to share tips and interesting stories.

SIF_Logo_TaglineThis week we are in Washington, D.C. attending the Social Innovation Fund Convening. We will get to meet the other 2015 Social Innovation Fund grantees as well as hear more about the program in general. And we will have the chance to tell everyone about our story of partnering with United Way of Lane County to spread the KITS Program in our area.  Stay tuned for more information.

Also, in case you have not heard, United Way of Lane County released the KITS Social Innovation Fund Request for Proposals today. This is a chance for organizations around Lane County to receive funding to start a KITS Program in their area.  Check out the RFP.

Katherine Pears
Dr. Katherine Pears is a senior scientist at Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC). She earned her Ph.D in clinical psychology and has worked with OSLC since 1998. Katherine is the principal investigator and co-developer of the Kids In Transition to Schools (KITS) program. Currently, she oversees all the clinical and research activities for KITS. When she’s not in her office, you’ll find Katherine in the kitchen whipping up her latest creation or outdoors hiking a scenic trail.