This year, CSIS celebrated 892 CSIS Alumni: 375 participants in our residential Impact Houses, and 517 graduates of the Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy and our partner program in Arts Strategy. 105 alumni attended this year’s summit.
Helen Gym (Philadelphia Councilmember) opened the summit by calling attendees to action, with a reminder that true power is in the hands of the people.
Building Community: Alumni self-organized by 11 different impact areas – from education to social enterprise – to share knowledge, resources, and connections.
Improving the Odds: Based on the science of luck, attendees gathered in small groups for luck circles: Members took turns sharing a goal, roadblock, or request as other members offered connections or advice to help the speaker catch a ‘lucky break.’
Omar Woodard (Executive Director, GreenLight Fund Philadelphia) offered inspiration in his keynote: