Client Applications Now Open for the Fall 2019 WISE Program

a group of students working on laptops and discussing projects in the WSII office

Industry professionals: are you looking for bright talent to help you with a challenging social impact project? Take this opportunity to work with Wharton and Penn students and apply to become a client with the WISE Program. Student fellows in the WISE Program support clients with research, consulting, and strategyRead More

Student Perspective: Five Business Lessons from a Community Kitchen

In North Philadelphia, one community kitchen aims to both relieve hunger now and end hunger forever. Philabundance Community Kitchen (PCK) is an adult culinary arts vocational training program, run under the umbrella of Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger-relief organization. Through a three-month full-time program, PCK prepares men and women for careersRead More

Building a Changemaker: Notes from the Germination Project

A reverse vending machine that provides transit credits in exchange for recyclable goods. An immersive, cross-cultural exchange and language learning program that doesn’t require a passport. A grassroots anti-smoking movement to improve the health, environment, and brand of a city. A network of rooftop gardens connecting corporations with communities. TheseRead More

Calling Social Entrepreneurs: FastFWD Launches New Cycle

Entrepreneurs can change the world. We’ve seen this already through Wharton alumni launching disruptive ventures that scale or heading a social network that alters the way we communicate. But entrepreneurs can also shape the world through ideas and business practices that lead to lasting civic change. This May, FastFWD – a collaboration among the City of Philadelphia, GoodCompanyRead More