The Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS) is a research and action center based in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice. Our mission is to train, equip, and connect change makers to make an impact in their own geography, impact area, or sector. We believe in providing relevant, up-to-date education with immediate real world application. Our programs are designed for accessibility and affordability. We have a range of options that are available to those interested in taking the next step in their social impact work. These include executive programs that result in a certificate from the University of Pennsylvania, short accelerators, residential programs, and free online education.
Upcoming Cohort-Based Program Offerings
Our most extensive offerings are summarized in this table, and detailed further below. All offer a combination of rigorous training in strategy, innovation, collaboration, and leadership, in a format that invites and encourages you to get to know your classmates as colleagues, mentors, cheerleaders, impact creators and potential collaborators. Our programs demand mostly independent work, and social impact work can be isolating. We invite you to join this thriving, engaged community of world changers, and help build this generous, motivated, and friendly network.