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The Lewis Institute

Stopping the Cycle of Incarceration

By Jon Feinman M’10, Executive Director and Founder of InnerCity Weightlifting Our brains are wired to quickly categorize people and situations, which helps us navigate a complex and dangerous world. For example, if we see a group of young people standing together in a so-called “rough” area of a city, who look different, dress different,…

Emily Weiner

InnerCity Weightlifting Summer Workout Series

This summer, InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW) is bringing their training out of the gym and onto the Greenway with a series of 10 free summer workout sessions. The Lewis Institute, Graduate Admissions, and the Graduate Center for Career Development have partnered to sponsor the next session coming up on Wednesday July 23rd at noon. And, we’ll…

Jesseca Timmons

Notes from the Case Files: A View from the Streets

By Jesseca P. Timmons, a case writer in Entrepreneurial Studies and Social Entrepreneurship for the Lewis Institute at Babson College. Every teaching case is based on interviews with an entrepreneur at a critical point in the growth of his or her venture. Most cases also include interviews with team members or advisors—but InnerCity Weightlifting marked…

Jesseca Timmons

Notes from the Case Files: To Drive or Not to Drive

By Jesseca P. Timmons, a case writer in Entrepreneurial Studies and Social Entrepreneurship for the Lewis Institute at Babson College. As a case writer, my job is to find out what’s going on behind the scenes in a venture. One question we always ask an entrepreneur is: what is the biggest challenge facing your business?…

Jesseca Timmons

Notes from the Case Files: InnerCity Weightlifting

By Jesseca P. Timmons, a case writer in Entrepreneurial Studies and Social Entrepreneurship for the Lewis Institute at Babson College. This past July, Associate Professor Mary Gale and I made another visit to InnerCity Weightlifting. Founder Jon Feinman had strongly suggested we talk to some of the students themselves, along with his staff and board…

Jesseca Timmons

Notes from the Case Files: Introduction

By Jesseca P. Timmons, a case writer in Entrepreneurial Studies and Social Entrepreneurship for the Lewis Institute at Babson College. When I tell people I write case studies on social entrepreneurship for the Lewis Institute at Babson, I usually get a blank stare. Unless you have an MBA–or grew up with a Babson professor for…

The Lewis Institute

InnerCity Weightlifting: Redefining Strength

Babson alum and friend of The Lewis Institute, Jon Feinman (MBA ’10), is no stranger to accolades. In 2012 he was inducted as a Rising Star into the Babson Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, and former Babson President Len Schlesinger is among his longtime supporters. But this May, a Boston Globe article about his non-profit…