For Students

SICI aims to provide a supportive environment for a cross-school, cross-sector student community that prioritizes social impact. SICI provides community, educational opportunities, and resources to students to deepen their knowledge and practice of social innovation.

EXAMINE topics, insights, and experiences to enrich understanding of social innovation

  • From the Director’s Desk
    SICI Executive Director Brittany Butler authors a monthly newsletter where she offers insights and reflections on what’s happening in the social innovation ecosystem and at SICI. Sign up here to receive the latest updates!
  • Events
    SICI collaborates on Harvard-hosted events to illuminate the diverse pathways to innovation and to highlight pressing topics related to social innovation. These events range from candid roundtable dialogues to panel conversations to interactive trainings led by Beck Visiting Social Innovators, student social innovators, practitioners, investors, and advisors. View upcoming events here or sign-up for our weekly newsletter.

CONNECT across our many communities – ranging from students, academics, and the Harvard ecosystem to the practitioners, supporters, and influencers outside of Harvard.

  • Office Hours
    SICI creates one-on-one opportunities for students to connect with the SICI Team and our network of social innovators. If you are interested in learning more about SICI’s work and how you can deepen your work, we invite you to contact us at
  • Student Conferences
    Together with the Center for Public Leadership (CPL), SICI supports select student-led conferences across the Harvard community that focuses on social innovation. Through student conferences, SICI provides access to resources to advance social innovation efforts and conversations. Click here to submit your request.

DEVELOP social innovators to become effective change-makers.

  • New World Social Innovation Fellowship
    The New World Social Innovation Fellowship is a rigorous co-curricular program for change-makers committed to addressing pressing social problems in new and creative ways. The Fellowship selects and supports students – known as Cheng Fellows – advancing progress on a social challenge through a project of their design. Learn more now.

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