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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 

Verizon Innovative Learning Summer Entrepreneurship Experience At Babson College

This summer, Babson College is participating in a program under Verizon Innovative Learning, the education initiative of the Verizon Foundation, to deliver a five week entrepreneurship program to rising high school sophomores from Boston Public Schools.  Using the Babson Boston Campus as a home-base laboratory, students will learn skills like coding, social innovation, and communications using Babson’s Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® methodology to identify and solve for real community issues and develop prototypes for technology-based venture ideas.

Babson Board Fellows Applications Due July 14

Applications are now open for the 2017-2018 cohort of Babson Board Fellows. Open to all current MBAs and MBA alumni, this experiential learning program is a great opportunity to put your MBA skills into practice as a non-voting member of a nonprofit board in the Boston area. Visit the Babson Board Fellows page for more information and to apply.

New Business & Social Innovation Intensity Track

Applications are now open for the new Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track for MBAs focused on developing the mindset, skills, and competencies needed to create economic and social value simultaneously. MBAs, including May 2017 grads, are eligible for this designation which combines a rich combination of required course work and entrepreneurial experiences. Learn more.

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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.