Impact in Action:


Champions for change!

Champions for Change were recognized on the Marquette basketball home court. These Champions are building sustainable solutions to problems in Milwaukee and beyond.


Good Money Challenge

Show us your dual mission enterprise that makes money and does good! Year 2 (2013 winners and recap) of Midwest's first competition platform, presented by Brady Corp.


Tackling Wicked Problems

In Oshkosh, WI, over 100 community members "tackled wicked problems" with a three day learning series focusing on the power of social innovation to attack root causes with sustainable, measureable models.


Greg Dees, in memory, with gratitude

A pioneer in social entrepreneurship, Dees helped show how the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation could be blended with social missions to tackle poverty, pollution and other global challenges.


Cristo Rey Milwaukee

A Cristo Rey High School (a social innovation model for urban education) is projected to open doors to its inaugural class in Fall of 2015! The school is currently soliciting applications for the position of Principal.


Dr. Andrew B Williams, named one of Milwaukee's most creative

Can humanoid robotics help solve social problems (video here) related to health and education? Featured on the cover of Milwaukee Mag, interviewed by Fox 6 News, and taking place in MU's HEIR Lab! Support the project here!

dollarvoting, 2013 winner of MU social innovation design contest

Over 20 teams of undergraduate honors freshmen, business students, MBA students, and graduate Trinity Fellows pitched their sustainable model in the Marquette contest on Dec. 3rd.


Tina Rosenberg, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist

2013 Social Entrepreneur in Residence, guest of the Social Innovation Initiative and Marquette Law School. Photos here.


FixesU, partnership with the NY Times

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded Marquette-New York Times partnership, FixesU, embeds social innovation and problem solving in undergraduate curriculum around the world.


Social Innovation Leadership Experience, Encore!

SILE encore! Nov. 11th presentation explored how social innovation and leadership development intersect to equip nonprofits to move beyond just managing their organizations to leading to positive social change. More here.


Dr. Carolyn Woo, President & CEO of Catholic Relief Services

Thanks Dr. Woo for an inspiring visit to Marquette! Dr. Woo shared “The Impact of Social Entrepreneurship on Humanitarian Work,” showcasing the way CRS impacts the lives of nearly 100 million of the world’s poorest people in 100 countries. Interested in being a CRS Campus Ambassador?


Holly Mosher, Filmmaker for Change

Thanks Holly for your visit to Marquette! Holly presented her film, Bonsai People: the vision of Muhammad Yunus. Click here for photos.

"Social innovation is the future of our generation and the (social innovation) class helped us develop problem-solving skills." - excerpt student course evaluation

Marquette as Changemaker Campus

“Ultimately, we must understand the
need to be agents of change.”       

Pedro Arrupe, S.J.


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