One stunning house, 22 Penn alumni and students, and a handful of faculty experts are important parts of an equation for innovation―the Schwartz Family Penn Social Impact House. Penn’s School for Social Policy and Practice (SP2) and the Nonprofit Leadership Program are spearheading the immersive program, which will run this August and push participants to explore new areas of social ventures.
Randi and Brian Schwartz, W’89, generously opened their Berkshire home as an inspirational location for the 2013 think tank, in which social impact “fellows” will live as a learning community for two weeks. Expert faculty in social innovation will lead the fellows through experiential workshops designed to train the next generation of problem solvers.
Rather than simply learn about social innovation, participants will design, build, and prepare to implement their own visions of social change.
Whether launching a venture or inspiring change within an existing one, fellows will acquire multidisciplinary skills for personal leadership and strategy development while forming relationships that will last beyond the summer―all the tools required to go on and change the world.
Discover more about the house, the program, and the team.