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The Lewis Institute illuminates pathways for students, faculty, staff, foundations, and corporate partners seeking social innovation solutions.

By drawing upon Babson’s core methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, we activate unexpected and fruitful collaborations and integrative designs for action. The result is business prosperity and societal improvement. We extend our impact through the Babson Social Innovation Lab, an action tank powered by Toyota, that incubates people and ideas in the world of the social innovation.

Announcements and Upcoming Events 

Upcoming Programs 

All programs are currently off for spring break, but we look forward to seeing you the following week. Community Table is back Tuesday, March 27, featuring Bob Burke '87, Founder of Natural Products Consulting and Food Sol Fellow. Later that day, The Schlesinger Fund is hosting Clearing the Air, a design thinking challenge from 4:30-6:30PM looking at ways to support smoking reduction on campus. And on the morning of Wednesday, March 28, we're excited to offer an opportunity for a small group to join our 2018 Social Innovator Award recipients David Bornstein and Jeffrey Brown '86 for a conversation about their work. RSVP to hold your spot. 

BOW World Health Day

Leading up to World Health Day presented by the World Health Organization on April 7th, the Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare at Babson College together with Olin, and Wellesley Colleges are delighted to be part of the World Health Day movement presenting a BOW World Health Day at Babson College on April 3rd. Learn more and register here.

Ashoka U Exchange Volunteering Opportunity

The Ashoka U Exchange is one of the largest international gatherings of college and university students and faculty coming together to learn and share social innovation practices on college campuses. This year, Babson is proud to be the co-host of the exchange, taking place April 5-7 in downtown Boston. Students who volunteer will be able to attend this event for free. If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out this volunteer form.

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Babson was awarded with the Ashoka Social Innovators Award in 2011. This honor comes with Babson’s status as an AshokaU Changemaker Campus since 2009.