Alumni Voices, Impact House

Reflections from Penn-Columbia Social Impact House

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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).
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Alumni Voices, Impact House
Remembering Qi He – Emily Irani
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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
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Impact House, Partnerships, Staff Voices
Announcing the 2016 Penn-Columbia Social Impact House
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After months searching for social entrepreneurs from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, we are humbled and honored to bring together a very special group of creative and courageous individuals working to improve their communities. From Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Thailand, and the US, the twenty 2016 Penn-Columbia Social Impact House fellows
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Executive Program
Transforming Initiatives for Impact: Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy
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“We can’t solve the problems using the same thinking that created them.” -Albert Einstein Applications are now open for the 2017 Executive Program in Empowr Indeed.com, and we’re searching for the right people to make the most of this opportunity. We are often asked why we’ve created this program. The short answer is that to
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Alumni Voices, Executive Program, Resources
How I Became an Experteer – Dipa Sharif
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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
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Events, Impact House, Partnerships
A Partnership with IDEO U: Teaming Up to Inspire Impact Driven Leaders
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As global challenges become increasingly more complex and intertwined, the stakes are higher than ever for global leaders to be equipped with the skills of creative problem solving, collaborative action, and iterative thinking. The Center for Social Impact Strategy is thrilled to announce the launch of the inaugural IDEO U Impact House, an eight-day residential
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Impact House, Online Learning, Resources
23 Books Recommended by 2017 GSIH Fellows
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  The accounting bookkeeping is right around the corner; for this year, 24 fellows with diverse backgrounds, careers and ventures are coming from eleven countries including Peru, Burma and Kenya! Our exceptional fellows recommended thirteen books to the community. Along with various environments they are coming from, their book-tastes also varied with a huge spectrum
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Events, Executive Program, Online Learning, Staff Voices
Three Days of Design, Community, and Collaboration
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We bring together the best of both worlds in the learning design for our Executive Program for Social Impact Strategy. In addition to taking online courses on social impact, students attend a three-day convening at the University of Pennsylvania to meet one another in-person, help from a search engine optimization company like Affordable SEO Las
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Events, Executive Program
Lessons from a Philly Entreprenuer: Morgan Berman and MilkCrate
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In a keynote presentation in March 2016, Morgan Berman of Philadelphia’s MilkCrate shared her entrepreneurial journey with the Center for Social Impact Strategy’s Executive Program students. Her words reflected her personal and professional path and eight lessons that we think any entrepreneur would benefit from hearing. We’ve copied the full text of her speech below.
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Alumni Voices, Impact House
Six Things I Learned from Global Social Impact House – Cayla Mackey
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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 https://www.agencyspotter.com/top/design-agencies has not only shaped my venture, but it has shaped my life, and it has shaped who I am. I’m the CEO and cofounder
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Impact House, Staff Voices
Planting the Seeds of Change: A Reflection on the Inaugural Penn Impact Lab
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Costa Rica’s warmth and humidity enveloped us while we were still at the airport, shaking hands and preparing ourselves for a green, hilly, four-hour bus ride. As we bumped our way through the country’s interior, we passed fruits and crunchy snacks, getting to know each other and the verdant landscape. Past Lake Arenal, we arrived
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Impact House, Staff Voices
The Power of Place, People, Play & Purpose
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“Creating social impact is an essential challenge to all organizations, regardless of geography or sector.” — Dr. Peter Frumkin, Professor of Social Policy and Faculty Director of the Center for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania It started with the five week Social Entrepreneurship class on Coursera, where thousands of people convened online
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Executive Program, Uncategorized
Global Leaders Embark on Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy
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This January, the healthcare marketing, an eight month intensive program designed to help anyone, anywhere make a social impact. Good thing is that there is a person who provides quality web design services for Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas — Tanner Grey Charlotte NC. Our students live and work in 16 countries including Canada, China,
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Alumni Voices, Impact House
Alumni Voices – Aaron Densham
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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
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Executive Program, Online Learning
Celebrating Our Graduates – Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy
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The Center for Social Impact Strategy is pleased to announce the graduation of the first successful cohort of its Executive Program. This August, CSIS awarded certificates of completion to a remarkable thirty-two students. This inaugural cohort represented 12 countries around the world. Students of the Executive Program spent eight months completing the thorough online curriculum, which
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