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  • Learning to Thrive
    September 30th, 2018 Brittany Dejean Brittany Dejean is an Echoing Green Fellow and founder of AbleThrive, an online platform built to empower people with disabilities. On September 27, Kravis Lab hosted a conversation with her. To understand, as much as we can, the impact Brittany Dejean has on the disabled community and on the many communities she is a part of and an ally to, we have to understand her background. When she was younger, her father and younger brother got into a car accident. Her brother died and her father became quadriplegic. Her father’s recovery was slow, but due to a supportive family and healthcare staff, was guaranteed. With physical therapy, he gained mobility in some of his limbs. He is in a chair now, but has full autonomy. Brittany began to learn that [...]
  • Be an Ally for the Disabled! This Week at Kravis Lab!
    We at Kravis Lab for Social Impact are so excited to have our own office and to celebrate, we are hitting the ground running! We have some exciting events coming up this fall! Last year, our most popular program, Dinner with World Changers hosted 20 award-winning social innovators and entrepreneurs who had intimate dinners with students, sharing their failures, successes, dreams and life hacks! Nearly 400 students attended, and we’re bringing the series back again every Thursday starting Sept 27, with brand new worldchangers! Our first guest, Brittany Dejean is doing double duty by offering a workshop too! Wed, Sept 26- 6:30–8:30p—Disability Ally Training with Brittany Dejean, Founder of AbleThrive (Founders Room, Honnold Mudd Library) Have you ever been uncert [...]
  • Hawaii Pitch Competition, Design Thinking and Wellness! This Week at Kravis Lab
    https://medium.com/media/aecd1ab036dd531e4d857eb63d4905d3/href Mon, Oct 1—Pitch WorkshopKLI Conference Room, Kravis 4th Floor6:30–8p We’ll be hosting a workshop on Monday to get you pitch ready for the first Social Innovation Challenge on Oct 4. If you can’t make it and/or want one on one support, CWPD student consultants are offering their pitch/public speaking coaching services. Please sign up here for an appointment. Thurs, Oct 4— Social Innovation Challenge #1 - Health and Wellness Bauer Forum4–6p SIGN UP FOR AN APPOINTMENT TO PITCH Pitch your innovative idea to improve Health and Wellness. Winners will be invited to join us in Hawaii from May 19–25 for our 3rd Annual Moonshot House where you’ll live with award winning successful social e [...]
  • Announcement of opening of the new Kravis Lab for Social Impact at Claremont McKenna College
    September 21, 2018 From the Office of the Dean of Faculty Dear CMC Faculty, Staff, and Students, I am pleased to announce the opening of the Kravis Lab for Social Impact, a timely and important resource to help CMC students learn valuable skills for success and build their capacity to have a positive impact locally, nationally, and around the globe. The Kravis Lab for Social Impact is supported by trustee Henry R. Kravis ’67 and Marie-Josée Kravis to prepare our students for roles of responsible leadership in the social sector. The Kravis Lab for Social Impact fulfills three major objectives for CMC. It helps students develop core skills for success in college and in life; teaches students to work with nonprofits to improve lives in local, national, and global [...]
  • How We Rise: Strategies for Social Innovation — My Take Away from Tracy Gray, Founder of The 22…
    How We Rise: Strategies for Social Innovation—My Take Away from Tracy Gray, Founder of The 22 Fund August 3, 2018 Tracy Gray (left) during the keynote lunch panel at the 26th Kravis-de Roulet conference. *KLI Programs launched the third of the four Non-Profit Success series conferences on March 1, 2018 incorporating it with the Kravis-de Roulet conference (KDR). How We Rise: Strategies for Social Innovation was a day and a half focused on developing skill sets required to accelerate transformative and lasting impact. The program kicked off with an Athenaeum dinner where Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green, gave her keynote address on executing responsible leadership in the 21 century. The official launch the following morning, began with two speeches—one fr [...]

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