April 22, 2019 |
This post is brought to you by guest contributor, Shikha Mittal. Shikha participated in the 2019 Global Social Impact House in Belize. “It was one of the best experiences of my life.” My colleague, recently returned from her Global Social Impact House (GSIH) fellowship in Nicaragua, beamed with a renewed sense of her work and
March 22, 2019 |
Congratulations to Maoz Brown, former summer 2015 doctoral fellow at the Center for Social Impact Strategy. Brown recently published an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review: Cultivating, Not Just Calculating, Social Impact. The article considers the “impact multiple of money” (IMM) as the new tool to evaluate and realize potential social impact through investments.
January 21, 2019 |
Jeanny Yao and Miranda Wang’s company has broken down 10,000 plastic bags. Scientists, social entrepreneurs, friends since high school, and recent Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees, Yao and Wang founded BioCellection about three and a half years ago. The company has developed a technology that is able to chemically recycle polyethylene, which makes up a
December 19, 2018 |
Mirae Kim, recent winner of the award for Outstanding Article in NVSQ, talked to us about her research and reflected on her time in our Summer Doctoral Fellows Program. We’re currently accepting applications for this summer’s program; read on for more information!
December 13, 2018 |
We interviewed two of our alumni, Gray Garmon and Shadrack Frimpong, about what they learned from the Social Impact House and what they’re working on now. Garmon and Frimpong recently collaborated on a project in Tarkwa Breman, Ghana, where Garmon helped design a library for the school that Frimpong founded there. This is part of
December 6, 2018 |
We interviewed two of our alumni, Gray Garmon and Shadrack Frimpong, about what they learned from the Social Impact House and what they’re working on now. Garmon and Frimpong recently collaborated on a project in Tarkwa Breman, Ghana, where Garmon helped design a community library and campus vision for the organization that Frimpong founded there.
November 13, 2018 |
Kira Simon-Kennedy participated in our Executive Program in 2015 and our Impact+ House in 2018. She talked to us about China Residencies, the organization she founded; “Commodity City,” the documentary she produced; and her thoughts about using art to work towards social change.
November 6, 2018 |
November 6, 2018 – As US voters head to the polls this election day, CSIS brings you an interview with Penn Social Impact House alumna Seisei Tatebe-Goddu, Chief Operating Officer of Run for Something.
October 3, 2018 |
In 2018, Jordan Muse (Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy, Class of 2017) worked as a Community Fellow with the Center for Social Impact Strategy. Here, she offers a reflection on what she learned from the program, alongside her experience at the 2018 CSIS Alumni Summit.
September 13, 2018 |
Event Summary This year, CSIS celebrated 892 CSIS Alumni: 375 participants in our residential Impact Houses, and 517 graduates of the Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy and our partner program in Arts Strategy. 105 alumni attended this year’s summit. Helen Gym (Philadelphia Councilmember) opened the summit by calling attendees to action, with a
September 4, 2018 |
This blog post is brought to you by CSIS alumna Karrie Pece, Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy 2017. Karrie and the organization she works for – Automony Works – were recently profiled in CSIS Studios. Take a look, and hear what Karrie has to say (below) about her journey. My name is Karrie Pece
August 7, 2018 |
From August 2 – 6, 2018 the Center for Social Impact Strategy hosted the Impact+ House: our first ever Impact House for CSIS alumni and their teams. We hosted 16 people at Galusha Hill Farm Lodge in central Vermont, with 6 teams representing a range of social impact areas: youth development, arts and culture exchange,
August 1, 2018 |
This blog post is brought to us by CSIS alumna Laura Francois, Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy 2018. My journey starts in Canada, eagerly advocating for conscious consumerism in the fashion industry. I desperately wanted to better understand the systemic problems of the clothing industry, and fatefully made the leap to Malaysia to do
May 1, 2018 |
Thank you to CSIS Guest Blogger, Tia Kansara. Tia is a Global Social Impact House 2017 Fellow, and founder of Replenish. 13 years ago, I decided not to go down the traditional route of a 9-5 job. I’d just returned from teaching English in Japan and desperately wanted to pay off my student loans. I
September 15, 2017 |
Whether you missed the 2017 Alumni Summit or just hope to reminisce, here’s an overview of the event in photos. Explore the full event album here.