What if it only took seven days to build meaningful connections and accelerate the learning, work and impact of social entrepreneurs?


In a world of constant change and challenges, the Center for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania believes that building close-knit communities is required to solve problems collectively. With a talented team of doers and dreamers, we work with social entrepreneurs from around the world to take their ideas to the next level and make a greater impact. The residential experience provides full scholarships for all participants to ensure that the most committed leaders working for change are able to attend regardless of their circumstances.

The residential programs provides social entrepreneurs with the tools, community support and training they need to advance their ventures. Workshops are customized to the needs of participants and explore advanced concepts in business models, design thinking and creative leadership. The program is also designed to foster meaningful, global connections while living together in an inspirational host location.