The Social Innovation Initiative, a program of the Swearer Center for Public Service, promotes an open culture of collaborative learning and community impact at Brown.
Our mission is to nurture the next generation of leaders bent on bettering communities through transformative innovation and respectful risk-taking.
Dear Students, Alumni, and Friends of the Social Innovation Initiative,
My name is Allen Kramer, and in just a few weeks I'll become an alum of Brown University. Today, I have the pleasure of inviting you to join us for a reunion event on May 25, and sharing some brief reflections on how the SII community has marked my time at Brown.
My path to graduation has been defined by endless conversations with mentors at the Swearer Center for Public Service, such as Alan Harlam; my selection as a C.V. Starr Social Entrepreneurship Fellow in 2012; and the resulting friendships that were formed on the basis of a common mission. All of these people and experiences provided me with the conviction that humility and undying persistence will allow us to to steer the world in a better direction.
After graduation, I am moving to Mexico City, where I will be continuing to work with Assured Labor after a year of being involved with the company. Assured Labor is a social enterprise that connects low- and mid-wage workers with jobs through web and mobile technology in emerging economies. We already have over 500,000 workers and 15,000 employers (and counting) using our platform to provide jobs for thousands of people. I am deeply excited to drive innovation and impact at this great company - but cannot help but acknowledge that I, and many others, would not be here today if it were not for SII.
I hope you join us!