Schwartz Family Penn Social Impact House
Great Barrington, MA - August 12-25 2013
Live and work in the Berkshires. This year's institute was situated in a breathtaking, contemporary 15,000 square ft. estate built on 120 acres of forest just 10 minutes from downtown Great Barrington, MA - voted America’s #1 small town by the Smithsonian. Equipped with a pool, hot tub, organic garden, and yoga studio, this Frank Lloyd Wright-meets-Zen garden home provided an inspirational setting ideal for concentration, creativity, and collaboration. This house was perfect for working hard and enjoying all that the Berkshires have to offer: hiking and biking trails, music festivals, and locally owned farms!
Diversity of Fellows
This cohort of fellows came from a diverse range of topics and experience levels from across the University of Pennsylvania.
9 Undergraduate Students
8 Graduate Students
3 Civic Engagement
Mentors came from across the social entrepreneurship space participated in this year's institute. Notable participants include Bill Drayton, Founder and CEO of Ashoka and David Bornstein, journalist for the New York Times.
A Culture That Celebrates