The Institute - Aug 12-25, 2013

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The Institute - Aug 12-25, 2013

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The Schwartz Family Penn Social Impact House is a two-week program that brings together under one roof a unique community of innovators committed to designing effective solutions for social change.  Led by Penn experts and world-renowned thought leaders in social innovationdesign  thinking, and business development, fellows will gain the tools, skills, and networks to activate the ideas that will change the world. Each day, different mentors and educators will lead workshops in transformative leadership, design, business, communication and strategy.

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Important dates

Program Dates
Mon, August 12 – Sun, August 25, 2013

Last Day to Apply*
April 30, 2013 by 11:59 EDT

Semifinalists will be contacted for Skype interviews.
*Rolling deadline and space is limited.


  • Penn students and Penn alumni
  • Passion for social impact
  • Indomitable persistence in trying new ideas
  • Have launched a social venture (both for-profit and non-profit welcome) but do not have to be incorporated yet.
  • Any stage: idea - design - implementation - scale. Just specify in your application.

Program Information

  • Program Tuition (includes lodging, meals, local transportation): Students: $1,900 Alumni: $2,800
  • Partial and full scholarships available based on need and merit.
  • Fellows are eligible to receive 1 credit from the Penn School of Social Policy and Practice.