August 30, 2017 |
When it comes to social impact initiatives, there are certain things we know to be true. For example, we know that these days, an increasing number of consumers seek out products that have a positive impact on the world in some capacity. In fact, 90% of Millennials say they will switch to a cause-branded product
August 23, 2017 |
When you think about how social enterprises start, what comes to mind? Is it with an individual or group who want to make an impact on a social or environmental issue, and build a business that can support that work? Or someone who comes up with a business idea that isn’t initially related to impact,
September 15, 2016 |
In April, my team at BioCellection competed in PennVention, a technological innovation competition hosted by the Penn Engineering school, open to all students at the University of Pennsylvania. Through receiving the Social Impact Prize at PennVention, my co-founder and I were awarded the privilege to participate in the 2016 Penn Columbia Social Impact House (PCSIH).
August 26, 2016 |
I applied to Penn Impact Lab with my usual optimistic desire to change the world and, before I knew it, I was alone on a plane flying to San José. I was anxious for the upcoming week and wondered what this experience would be. To my surprise and delight, the other PIL Fellows were the
June 7, 2016 |
The First Step About a year ago, I decided to quit my job and pursue my dream of traveling, volunteering internationally, and learning Spanish. Since then, I’ve traveled across Europe, India, and Bangladesh, and I lived in Lima, Peru in the quest to learn Spanish. I’ve been living in Colombia for more than a month and
April 18, 2016 |
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Meade Being a part of Global Social Impact House (GSIH) 2016 has not only shaped my venture, but it has shaped my life, and it has shaped who I am.
October 16, 2015 |
2 days, 4 time zones, 5 flights, 6 airports and more than 27 hours in the air. That was the journey I would have had to undertake if I was going to participate in Penn’s first Global Social Impact House (GSIH). I was working with Indigenous youth in a remote town in Northern Australia when
September 13, 2015 |
A year ago, I definitely wouldn’t have been the type to pick up a stranger from the airport. But this summer, I did just that. I rented a car, swung out to Philadelphia International, picked up two men I’d never met, and drove with them four hours to the middle of nowhere. If you’re like me,