The Beeck Center is seeking to unlock the creative capacity of the Georgetown student body through the formation of its inaugural student Impact Board. Members of the Impact Board will have the support of the Beeck Center in creating innovative learning opportunities and connecting students with the resources necessary to reach their full potential. As one of six members, you will form a university-wide team that drives the development of the Beeck Center and shapes the future of Georgetown. To get involved, apply today!
In this interactive course taught by Paul Schmitz, students will explore how leadership works and has worked through social change history, consider a set of values and practices for effective leadership today, and identify their own leadership purpose and style.
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After many meetups for President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, we came together with coders, teachers, researchers, and members of the US Department of Education in hopes of planning a successful Data Jam.
GU Impacts is a program that provides experiential education in social enterprise, giving Georgetown students the opportunity to work directly on entrepreneurship projects in economically developing countries over the summer.
The Beeck Center will act as a convening platform at Georgetown and the larger community to provide thought leadership and learning opportunities on the various innovations in finance for social impact and how they can be used and leveraged to achieve true, effective and verifiable impact.
Led by the Offices of the President and the Provost, Georgetown’s Designing the Future(s) of the University is an initiative that engages the whole community to explore issues facing higher education and experiment with new ways to envision and deliver education.
The Georgetown Social Venture Lab, a student driven initiative, provides consulting services on social impact measurement to social enterprises, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors. Cross-disciplinary teams of students support these organizations to achieve greater social and financial returns.
The Master's in Global Human Development at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service is an innovative, academically rigorous skills-based program designed to produce highly qualified graduates. GHD prepares students - through coursework, extracurriculars, and a practical field work experience - to understand and address the challenges of development as successful professionals.
The Global Social Enterprise Initiative at the McDonough School of Business prepares leaders to make responsible management decisions that create both economic and social value. GSEI engages corporate, nonprofit, government, and other stakeholders to advance the understanding of social enterprise.
The Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center offers free corporate and transactional legal services to social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and select small businesses in DC. Through the Clinic, law students learn to translate theory into practice by engaging in the supervised practice of law for educational credit.
Jim Shelton, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education, sees an event like the Data Jam as a unique way to tackle the concerns of My Brother’s Keeper. “As a country, we need to figure out how we can lean in to the opportunities and challenges for boys of color, so we can shape the narrative and help them understand that their country is willing to invest in them,” Shelton explained. “What’s so exciting about a Data Jam is that it’s a form of community collective action--people from all walks of life mobilizing as a community to try to come up with solutions.”
EdSurge; August 27, 2014
Department of Education brought together members of the university, broader Washington, D.C., and higher education communities to evaluate data that could help determine solutions for the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative on Aug. 2.
Georgetown University; August 5, 2014
We define impact investing as those organizations or enterprises — both for profit and not-for-profit — and investors — private, institutional, or philanthropic — that intentionally seek a quantifiable social and financial return on their investments. It is important to emphasize that we need impact investing, grants, and government support to have impact.
Philanthropy News Digest; April 28, 2014
The Obama administration ushered into the US federal government a renewed emphasis on innovation. Starting in 2008, I was lucky enough to be a part of that process. I served on the new president’s transition team and oversaw the Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform working group.
SSIR; Summer, 2014
Social innovation leverages the creativity, expertise and resources of business, civil society, academia and government to produce results and move the needle on serious social challenges.
Huffington Post; February 11, 2014