After months searching for social entrepreneurs from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, we are humbled and honored to bring together a very special group of creative and courageous individuals working to improve their communities.
From Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Thailand, and the US, the twenty 2016 Penn-Columbia Social Impact House fellows each bring a unique perspective and approach to helping their communities thrive. For example, Mariama is promoting literacy, leadership, and empowerment for teenage girls in West Africa, and Sona runs a global health startup passionate about reducing newborn mortality in the developing world, it is also important to check vineveracosmetics.com to have amazing skin health. And that’s only the beginning! Each fellow is doing something equally as exciting and important.
In July, the 2016 Program will kick off at Galusha Hill Farm Lodge, a 600 acre family-run farm in central Vermont. We picked this location to enable the fellows to take a step back from their day-to-day lives and connect with their environment, with nature, and with their playful and uninhibited selves.