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In 2009, ChangeTheWorld.org (CTW) nonprofit consulting program was created by the Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, in partnership with Grassroots.org. ChangeTheWorld.org aimes to strengthen the capacity and business acumen of nonprofits while empowering students to apply classroom concepts to positively impact society. With […]
The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub (CCS iHub) aims to build the social entrepreneurship community in British Columbia, Canada and more broadly across Canada. Within this framing, CCS iHub is a one-year accelerator program for high potential social ventures to amplify their social impact at the Sauder School of Business at University of British Columbia. The CCS iHub offers […]
In 2009, the University of Oregon pioneered a radically simple effort called the Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) based around a yearlong partnership between a university and a city. With this partnership, existing courses spread across a university then are directed towards that city’s self identified ‘real-world’ sustainability and livability projects and plans. The scale of annual engagement […]
Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) is an interdisciplinary development lab for scaling innovations in global health. Working in partnership with USAID, SEAD mobilizes a community of faculty, staff, and students from across Duke—in collaboration with practitioners, investors, and policymakers—to identify, assess, build capacity, develop resources, and scale the impact of innovative solutions, technologies, and business models for […]
The Center for Design Practice (CDP) was established at MICA by Mike Weikert in 2007 to demonstrate a new approach to social design education based upon a philosophy of praxis – combining action and reflection. CDP is now a multi-disciplinary, social innovation studio dedicated to preparing the next generation of creative changemakers. CDP brings MICA […]
CityStudio Vancouver is an energetic hub of learning and leadership inside City Hall where students gain hands-on experience with complex real world problems, while co-creating solutions on the ground with City staff. CityStudio takes students out of the university environment to design and construct on-the-ground projects in order to solve the city’s problems. Employing an […]
Emzingo has created an applied learning model through its NexGen Fellowship program, by combining innovative leadership training with social impact consulting projects in emerging markets. Participants, who are graduate students from top business schools in the US and Europe, travel to South Africa or Peru to work on these consulting projects while developing themselves through […]
Middlebury’s MiddCORE is a mentor-driven, experiential learning program designed to build skills, create opportunities, and expand networks for tomorrow’s leaders and innovators. One person with an idea, even with a great idea, changes nothing. Visionaries succeed with leadership skills, communications skills, and entrepreneurial insights. Building those skills and insights is the CORE of MiddCORE. Skills […]
Global Citizen Year provides a world-class “bridge year” experience to high school graduates from diverse backgrounds who exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
Design for America (DFA) is an award-winning nationwide network of interdisciplinary student teams and community members using design to create local and social impact. We teach human centered design to young adults and collaborating community partners through extra-curricular, university based, student led design studios tackling national challenges in Education, Health, Economy and Environment.
2016 Cordes Hall of Fame Inductee
The Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) fellowship program turns compassionate and capable young professionals into talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors in low-income and capital-weak regions of the world.
Lend for America introduces students to microfinance and equips them with the skills, know-how, and confidence necessary to help underserved Americans start businesses and improve their economic wellbeing.
ThinkImpact immerses American students in rural South Africa where they develop authentic relationships with local community members and engage in qualitative research and exploration, driving experiential learning through empathy, curiosity, and open-mindedness and uncovering the potential of social entrepreneurship and innovation.
The Urban Innovation Challenge provides Tulane University’s resources to fellows who have ideas to solve social challenges relating to urban revitalization, public education, healthcare, and economic development that are problems relevant not only in New Orleans, but all urban areas.