Social Innovation Cases

Studying real-life examples of social innovation help students see how the principles they’re learning in the classroom are put into practice. The Lewis Institute funds the development of Social Innovation Teaching Cases exploring the challenges of developing and running a social impact business. This section includes summaries of available cases.

InnerCity Weightlifting
Babson MBA Jon Feinman founded Boston's InnerCity Weightlifting (PDF)  (ICW) with a clear mission: "We reduce violence by getting our students off the streets and into the gym, and we empower them with confidence and the positive community they need to be able to say no to violence, and yes to opportunity." This case profiles the development and growth of this local organization and explores the challenges of sustainable growth.