Steven Rivelis, co-founder and CEO of Campaign Consultation, Inc., has been named Alumni of the Year by the University of Maryland School of Social Work.
Launched in 1988, Steven co-leads the Campaign Consultation team of 18 staff located in Baltimore, Santa Cruz, and Manila [Philippines] along with 70 associates across the nation and around the world. Ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the “Top 100 Inner-City Companies in the United States,” Campaign Consultation works with individuals and organizations – at local, state, national and international levels – to advance social change.
Most recently, Rivelis and the Campaign Consultation team have been working to help launch First Lady Michelle Obama’s “United We Serve: Let’s Read. Let’s Move” campaign; rebuild and rebrand Serve.gov – the nation’s go-to site for all things service and volunteerism; organize the “Building the Blueprint for Change” summit — a joint gathering by the Obama administration and New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s Cities of Service initiative; create the website and collateral materials for the nation-wide 25th Anniversary of MLK Day of Service; as well as support The White House Council for Community Solutions and the Social Innovation Fund Knowledge Network.
Rivelis has also been working with the University Of Washington School Of Medicine on their Diversity Champions initiative; the Central Intelligence Agency on conflict resolution strategies; and VISTA on its mission to move individuals, families and communities out of poverty.
Campaign Consultation has been an early-adapter of social media, building social networking sites and applications for use by The White House; Corporation for National and Community Service – AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Learn and Serve America; and global environmental campaigns, such as Hands Across the Sand. This same entrepreneurial approach to creating social change has been used by Campaign Consultation in running the campaign in Baltimore City to create the Live Baltimore Center and the Charles Village Community Benefits District – the nation’s first combined business and residential benefits district, which resulted in a 33% reduction in crime, increased homeownership, and significant private investment in the neighborhood.
Steven has served as an adjunct professor/faculty at the UM School of Social Work as well as for Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Policy Studies/Third Sector Project and for the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Rivelis, who has been helping people achieve their social change agendas over thirty-five years, is honored to have been selected as the 2011 University of Maryland School of Social Work Alumni of the year. He can be reached at SRivelis@CampaignConsultation.com