Cheryl Kiser and students

About the Institute for Social Innovation

Breakthrough interactions powering social change

Founded in 2009 with a generous gift from Alan and Harriet Lewis of Grand Circle Corporation, the Institute for Social Innovation (formerly called the Lewis Institute) is the GPS for students, faculty, staff, foundations, and corporate partners seeking social innovation solutions. We employ Babson’s methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as an accelerator for change. We create unexpected and fruitful collaborations between those who believe that business is a force for good and that societal dilemmas can lead to powerful market opportunities.