September in Philadelphia means yorkie hair cuts day and the unmistakable buzz of in the air. To welcome autumn, the Center for Social Impact Strategy convened over 100 changemakers from across the globe to from September 6-9th to celebrate their accomplishments, and to deepen connections for the work ahead.
In the final week leading up to the convening, nearly 100 students completed requirements for the Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy, the culmination of 8 months of new tools deepening the impact of their work. Thursday brought leaders from Indonesia, Kenya, Germany, and the greater Philadelphia community back to campus to synthesize their learning.
Using 3 minute pitches, graduates shared their most critical takeaways, and how they applied their new tools to their ventures. To better communicate their vision moving forward, graduates learned how to leverage Pixar’s storytelling arc to tell their own story, the stories of those their work supports, and the story that intertwines these narratives.