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RWJF Honors InnerCity Weightlifting

InnerCity Weightlifting, founded by Jon Feinman MBA’10, is among the three 2016 winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Sports Award. The winners will receive a $7,500 cash award and will be honored at a September 28, 2016 ceremony at the RWJF headquarters in Princeton, N.J. The three recipients have been awarded this honor…

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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,…

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Brush, Feinman Among Speakers at Tabor Academy’s Graboys Leadership Symposium

Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Candy Brush and InnerCity Weightlifting founder Jon Feinman M’10 were among the speakers at Tabor Academy’s third annual Graboys Leadership Symposium on October 20, 2015. The “event provides the opportunity for our school community to take a whole day to focus on the skills and ideas necessary to be…

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InnerCity Weightlifting Honored With Ad Club’s Rosoff Award

InnerCity Weightlifting, established by Jon Feinman M’10, has received the Ad Club’s Rosoff Award for Non-Profit Initiative. According to the Ad Club, “Established by Babson College MBA graduate Jon Feinman, InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW) works with young people at the highest-risk for violence, aiming to reduce youth violence by getting students off the streets and into…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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