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The Power of Language

By Katie Rosario, Assistant Director of Youth Programs at The Lewis Institute. Six months ago, I didn’t even know how to spell entrepreneurship, much less interface with it daily. I started my position at The Lewis Institute as the Assistant Director of Youth Programs at the start of our busiest time of the year and was told…

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Babson Summer Corps Activating Youth Entrepreneurship

Without a doubt, our Verizon Innovative Learning Summer Entrepreneurship Experience at Babson College program would not have been possible without our ingenious and dedicated Babson peer mentors. We’re so grateful for their contributions to the program and the learnings our students received from their leadership. It’s also such a joy when the knowledge transfer and…

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Micro-Tyco Excellence Award

Earlier this summer, we partnered with long time collaborator WildHearts to offer the Micro-Tyco Excellence Award from The Babson Social Innovation Lab, recognizing 6 secondary school students who demonstrated entrepreneurial excellence throughout their completion of WildHearts’ Micro-Tyco program. The Micro-Tyco program is a month-long challenge that enables participants to practice and learn fundamental business principles…

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MBA Course: Closing the Corporate Connection Gap

By Craig Bida, an Executive in Residence and Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at the Lewis Institute. Most companies, particularly big ones, have gotten the memo by now: they’re taking steps—in some cases big, in others small—to leverage their assets in support of important social and environmental issues that they, their employees, and other stakeholders…

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Finding My Way In

By Angelica Vazquez ’19, Undergraduate Scholar at The Lewis Institute. “Good Business Friday is tomorrow, you should come!” exclaimed my friend Monika who was working as an Undergraduate Scholar at The Lewis Institute. “What is that?” I inquired. As I tried to stay involved on campus, I wondered how I hadn’t heard about this before.…

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ET&A in War-Torn Syria

By Gyda Sumadi ‘18. A piece of Syria visited Babson this spring, as Dr. Mahmoud Hariri, a trauma surgeon on the ground in Syria, visited campus to share with students, faculty, and community members his first-hand experience of the tragedies to date in the now six-year long war in Syria. Syrian myself (my father was…

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Regenerative Business

We’ve talked repeatedly on this blog about the importance of relationships to all of us here at The Lewis Institute, and we’re particularly grateful for the time, talent, and expertise that our Senior Fellows in Social Innovation share with the entire Babson community and beyond. And we’re always excited when our Fellows have new and…

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An Open Letter to Fortune 500 Companies

As part of Emily and Cheryl’s Leading for Social Value course this spring, students were asked to write closing blogs with reflections from the seven weeks of the course. We’ll be sharing some of these posts periodically, starting with this open letter to Fortune 500 Companies from Evadne Cokeh, MBA’17. Dear Fortune 500 Companies, I…

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Flourish Prizes Shine a Light on Businesses Impacting the UN SDGs

By Claire Sommer, Communications Director for AIM2Flourish, a movement to change business education for the better by helping students discover, report on, and be inspired by world-benefiting business solutions. They recently awarded 17 Flourish Prizes honoring businesses innovating toward each of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Below, Claire shares some of her favorites, and we’re…

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