Introducing Swearer Sparks: Stories of Social Innovation at Brown

The Swearer Center of Public Service is proud to announce the launch of Swearer Sparks, an online platform for stories of social innovation at Brown University.

Swearer Sparks was designed with the belief that innovative, thoughtful approaches to social change depend on the exchange of people's experiences and ideas. On the website, users can:

(Distributed May 22, 2014)

First Innovate Change Lab Explores Intersections

On Thursday, March 20th, the first ever Innovate Change Lab brought together 100 students and innovators at Flatbread Company for two hours of presentations, networking, and delicious flatbread. With the theme of “Intersections,” presenters included:

  • Bernise Ang, a leader in the movement to tackle urban poverty in Singapore with the social venture Syinc

  • Isabelle Yisak ‘14.5 and Rexy Dorado ‘15, representing Kaya Co., a social venture that blends social innovation and ethnic identity within the Filipino diaspora

(Distributed April 2, 2014)

Brown Hosts Annual SEEED Summit

The third annual SEEED Summit will take place in Providence, April 25-26 at Brown University. The summit is a collaboration that includes the Providence-based Social Enterprise Greenhouse, Brown’s Social Innovation Initiative and its SEEED student group, and Worldways Social Marketing. Summit planners expect the event to attract 500 people from social enterprises, academia, business and the investment community.

(Distributed March 31, 2014)

Highlights from Ashoka U #Exchange2014

Brett Anders '15 leads a closing panel of Ashoka U university presidents.:

On February 20-22, we were proud to host the Ashoka U Exchange at Brown, the world’s largest convening for social entrepreneurship education. The Exchange brought together 650 individuals from 150 institutions and 40 countries to share action-oriented best practices on how to foster a campus-wide culture of social innovation.

(Distributed March 6, 2014)

Social Entrepreneurship Conference at Brown University

The Ashoka U Exchange, a global conference for social entrepreneurship in higher education will take place at Brown University, on February 20-22, 2014. The conference will bring together a total of 650 faculty, staff, administrators, and students from 150 colleges and universities representing 30 countries and social entrepreneurs from around the world to discuss their vision for “The New Scholar” equipped to create innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing problems.

(Distributed February 5, 2014)
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