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Alumni Stories, Research
Maoz Brown (’15 Doctoral Fellow Alum) Published in Stanford Social Innovation Review

Brown recently published an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review: "Cultivating, Not Just Calculating, Social Impact."  The article considers the “impact multiple of money” (IMM) as the new tool to evaluate and realize potential social impact through investments.

CSIS
March 22, 2019

Alumni Stories
CSIS Alumni Named Forbes 30 Under 30 Honorees

Congratulations to two CSIS alumni honored on Forbes’ 2019 30 Under 30 list in the Social Entrepreneurship category! Forbes chose Jeanny Yao and co-founder Miranda Wang for their pioneering work on sustainable methods of recycling plastic, and Shadrack Frimpong for founding a girls school in Tarkwa Breman, Ghana.

Emma Sunog
March 18, 2019

Event Summaries, Residential Programs
RECAP: Global Social Impact House 2019

This January 2019, nineteen social innovators representing 9 countries convened at Cotton Tree Lodge in Belize for a week of learning, community building, and personal + professional development. Fellows were eligible to apply by completing the Center’s free Coursera in Social Impact Strategy.

CSIS
January 29, 2019

Alumni Stories
Jeanny Yao, Co-Founder of BioCellection, Talks Sustainability and Humanity

Jeanny Yao and Miranda Wang’s company has broken down 10,000 plastic bags. Scientists, social entrepreneurs, friends since high school, and recent Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees, Yao and Wang founded BioCellection about three and a half years ago.

Emma Sunog
January 21, 2019

Alumni Stories
CSIS Alum Mirae Kim Receives an Award for Oustanding Article

Mirae Kim, a 2013 participant in Dr. Frumkin’s summer Doctoral Fellows Program, was recently named a recipient of the award for Outstanding Article in Nonprofit and Volunteer Sector Quarterly (NVSQ) for her paper “The Relationship of Nonprofits’ Financial Health to Program Outcomes: Empirical Evidence from Nonprofit Arts Organizations.”

CSIS
December 19, 2018

Alumni Stories
The Vision: Gray Garmon and Shadrack Frimpong on Culturally Sensitive Design

In the summer of 2015, Shadrack Frimpong, then a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a dream of making education and healthcare more accessible in his hometown, participated in CSIS’s Social Impact House; that same year, Gray Garmon, a designer with a background in socially conscious design projects, was an instructor there. Frimpong was getting ready to open an organization in the farming community of Tarkwa Breman, Ghana, and Garmon stepped in to provide design guidance. They shared what their experience–and collaboration–has been like.

Emma Sunog
December 13, 2018

Alumni Stories
The Innovation Point: Shadrack Frimpong on Education and Healthcare in Ghana

We interviewed two of our alumni, Gray Garmon and Shadrack Frimpong, about what they learned from the Social Impact House and what they’re working on now. This is part of a three-part series on Garmon, Frimpong, and their collaboration. This article focuses on Shadrack Frimpong.

Emma Sunog
December 6, 2018

Alumni Stories
The Pivot Moment: Gray Garmon on Design for Social Impact

We interviewed two of our alumni, Gray Garmon and Shadrack Frimpong, about what they learned from the Social Impact House and what they’re working on now. This is part of a three-part series on Garmon, Frimpong, and their collaboration; this article focuses on Gray Garmon.

Emma Sunog
November 27, 2018

Alumni Stories
Behind the Lens: Interview with Kira Simon-Kennedy

Kira Simon-Kennedy participated in our Executive Program in 2015 and our Impact+ House in 2018. She talked to us about China Residencies, the organization she founded; “Commodity City,” the documentary she produced; and her thoughts about using art to work towards social change.

Emma Sunog
November 13, 2018

Alumni Stories
Run for Something: A 2018 Election Day Exclusive with Seisei Tatebe-Goddu

As US voters head to the polls this election day, CSIS brings you an interview with Penn Social Impact House alumna Seisei Tatebe-Goddu, Chief Operating Officer of Run for Something.

Anna Dausman
November 6, 2018