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The Lewis Institute

Honoring 2017 Babson Rising Stars

Each year at Babson’s Celebrating Achievements in Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® ceremony, Rising Star entrepreneurs are recognized for their accomplishments in creating economic and social value. These individuals have founded or co-founded businesses that are less than 10 years old, are making an impact in their marketplace, and are generating significant media attention. We could…

Office of Faith and Service

Learning From Each Other

So far, I have had a great experience doing the CAP program at Barton Road. I am fairly new to the program, as I have only started this semester and there are others that have been doing it all year. But after the first couple of weeks, it feels as if I have been doing…

Office of Faith and Service

Not an Ordinary Desk Job

I have been with the CAP program since the first week of beginning college. I was already aware that I didn’t want any ordinary desk job, designated to file papers and redirect phone calls. I wanted something more lively and deserving of my valuable time. I was also awarded work study in my financial package,…

Office of Faith and Service

Learning to be Grateful through CAP

My experience at CAP has been a very interesting one. Being able to work at three programs, Barton Road, Pusan, and Cradles to Crayons, I feel like I have experienced a lot. For the first time, I work hands on with kids who don’t have much. It is amazing at how thankful they are just…

Office of Faith and Service

Mentorship through CAP

I began working for the Community Action Program (CAP) at the Barton Road after school program during the Fall 2016 semester.  This was my first semester as a Babson student and I did not expect that this program would have such a significance in my adaptation to being at college. Working for CAP has introduced…

Future Food: Urban Ag + Ag Tech

Next Wednesday, Food Sol will host a panel discussion on urban agriculture and agricultural technology. It would take some time to list all the reasons why this is important. Suffice it to say that agricultural innovation, under which both topics lie, influences technology, healthcare, construction and infrastructure, city planning and policy, renewables and sustainability, industrial…

Cheryl Kiser

Qualities of a Changemaker

By Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of The Lewis Institute and the Babson Social Innovation Lab. As we prepare to go to the Ashoka U Exchange this week at Miami Dade College, I find myself reflecting on nearly 8 years of being a member of the Ashoka U network of Changemaker Campuses. Over that time, I…

The Lewis Institute

Silicon Savannah

By Marcos de Matos M’17. “The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.” Saint Augustine I arrived at Babson in mid-May 2016, ready for the One-Year MBA. In 3 months, I managed to navigate 15 courses along with my new 37-member family of fellow one-years. I had no…

The Lewis Institute

The Intersection of Design Thinking, Climate Action, and Aging

We are continuously inspired by the contributions our Senior Fellows in Social Innovation bring to the world of social impact. Hailing from a diverse set of backgrounds, industries, and trainings, they all share one thing in common: the belief that profit and purpose are not opposing choices. Dr. Mick Smyer has a gift for breaking…

The Lewis Institute

Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track

The Graduate School has launched a 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. The role of business in society has significantly shifted, and business leaders are increasingly challenged with the complexities of “doing well” (economic value), while…