Impact House

RECAP: Global Social Impact House 2019

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This January 2019, nineteen social innovators representing 9 countries convened at Cotton Tree Lodge in Belize for a week of learning, community building, and personal + professional development. Each of these innovators was eligible to apply by completing the Center’s free Coursera in Social Impact Strategy. Fellows took time to reflect in nature and home
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Alumni Voices, Impact House, Research and Ideas
Jeanny Yao, Co-Founder of BioCellection, Talks Sustainability and Humanity
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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
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Alumni Voices, Research and Ideas
CSIS Alum Mirae Kim Receives Award for Outstanding Article
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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!

Alumni Voices, Impact House, Staff Voices
The Vision: Gray Garmon and Shadrack Frimpong on Culturally Sensitive Design
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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
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Alumni Voices
The Innovation Point: Shadrack Frimpong on Education and Healthcare in Ghana
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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.
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Uncategorized
The Pivot Moment: Gray Garmon on Design for Social Impact
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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.
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CSIS Alumni Named Forbes 30 Under 30 Honorees
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Congratulations to two CSIS alumni honored on Forbes’ 2019 30 Under 30 list in the Social Entrepreneurship category! Forbes chose Jeanny Yao and co-founder Miranda Wang for their pioneering work on sustainable methods of recycling plastic, and Shadrack Frimpong for founding a girls school in Tarkwa Breman, Ghana. Jeanny Yao, a participant in the 2016
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Alumni Voices, Executive Program, Impact House
Behind the Lens: Interview with Kira Simon-Kennedy
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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.

Alumni Voices
Run for Something: A 2018 Election Day Exclusive with Seisei Tatebe-Goddu
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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.

Executive Program, Partnerships
Q&A with Susan Sorenson: Executive Program in “Ending Violence & Abuse in Relationships”
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The Center for Social Impact Strategy and the Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse in Relationships recently partnered to offer the Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy: Ending Violence & Abuse in Relationships launching in January, 2019. CSIS sat down with Dr. Susan B. Sorenson (Executive Director, Ortner Center) to discuss the program.

Alumni Voices, Executive Program
Leading With Values – with Jordan Muse
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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. 

Impact House
FAQs: Global Social Impact House 2019: Belize
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It’s time! Each year, the Center for Social Impact Strategy offers one Impact House free-of-charge for anyone, anywhere creating positive social impact. This is the Global Social Impact House.

Alumni Voices, Executive Program, Impact House
RECAP: 2018 Alumni Summit
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  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
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Alumni Voices, Executive Program
Autonomy Works – with Karrie Pece
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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
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Executive Program, Research and Ideas, Resources, Staff Voices
We asked a grant expert what makes proposals stand out. Here’s what he had to say.
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This article first appeared on August 30, 2017. We’ve republished it here with updated information. Let’s talk about grants. Let’s talk about grants. In so many ways, they’re a wonderful thing, providing funding to organizations and businesses that are changing the world for the better, and who need financial support to create that change. Unfortunately,
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