Marc Dones

Invention Lead for Equitable System, Future Laboratories



Marc Dones is the Invention Lead for Equitable Systems at Future laboratories. Dones has worked in program and policy development for their entire career. Currently their work focuses on the development and integration of equity oriented policies and program procedures across a number of projects. Previously, Dones served as the Associate Director of Equity Initiatives at the Center for Social Innovation (C4) and lead the SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities) Initiative. SPARC is currently focused on reframing homelessness response systems through an anti-racist lens by working with 8 jurisdictions across the nation, over 20 partner agencies, as well as the federal government.

Additionally, Dones worked with a small team of C4 staff to build a training institute for over 300 provider agencies funded to work with individuals living with substance use disorders. Prior to C4 Dones served as a Program Manager in the MA Executive Office of Health and Human services where they assisted in the development and implementation of Governor Deval Patrick’s youth violence reduction program, the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative. The program, with $10 million annual operating budget, was developed and implemented in 11 cities with site-specific responses. Additionally, Marc served as the policy manager for the Massachusetts Special Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth. In this capacity they advised the commission, authored its reports, and conducted research on numerous issues.

BA in Psychiatric Anthropology, New York University

Leadership and Strategic Management