• Pursue or discover your passion, earn 16 credits, and build your skills to be a change-making leader. Apply today at unh.edu/semesterinthecity.
    Pursue or discover your passion, earn 16 credits, and build your skills to be a change-making leader. Apply today at unh.edu/semesterinthecity.
  • If you are interested in becoming involved with T2T in a leadership capacity, volunteering is a crucial first step. Sign up to volunteer now for the Fall Sale: https://www.unh.edu/social-innovation/t2t
    If you are interested in becoming involved with T2T in a leadership capacity, volunteering is a crucial first step. Sign up to volunteer now for the Fall Sale: https://www.unh.edu/social-innovation/t2t
  • What’s your wild idea to help solve a social and/or environmental challenge? Register today to compete and develop your idea. Cash and other prizes! unh.edu/svic
    What’s your wild idea to help solve a social and/or environmental challenge? Register today to compete and develop your idea. Cash and other prizes! unh.edu/svic
  • Jibu—Swahili for "Solution!" Come hear Galen Welsch share his experiences helping local owners drive lasting solutions to under-employment and affordable access to drinking water. http://www.unh.edu/social-innovation/event/jibu-oct-2017
    Jibu—Swahili for "Solution!" Come hear Galen Welsch share his experiences helping local owners drive lasting solutions to under-employment and affordable access to drinking water. http://www.unh.edu/social-innovation/event/jibu-oct-2017
  • Join Beth Meadows of Supply Hope, who will speak about Mercado Fresco, which maks quality, affordable food accessible to low-income communities. https://www.unh.edu/social-innovation/event/mercado-oct-2017
    Join Beth Meadows of Supply Hope, who will speak about Mercado Fresco, which maks quality, affordable food accessible to low-income communities. https://www.unh.edu/social-innovation/event/mercado-oct-2017

Born from a Joint Venture with the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and the Carsey School of Public Policy

The Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise (CSIE) is an interdisciplinary center offering high impact experiences for UNH students to apply their academic learning in real world settings.  CSIE drives student, faculty and staff engagement in social innovation, an exciting emerging field which harnesses the tools of business and public policy, as well as more traditional tools such as philanthropy, advocacy and civic engagement, to contribute to a socially and environmentally more sustainable world. 

Aligned with UNH’s vision to prepare individuals to excel in their careers, engage in their communities, and actively contribute to solving local and global challenges, CSIE initiates innovative experiential education and engaged research through active collaboration with the business and broader community.   
 

UNH Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise
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NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge

​The Social Venture Innovation Challenge engages aspiring and practicing student and community social entrepreneurs in designing novel, sustainable, business-orientated solutions to some of society’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Click to learn more

Semester in the City

Semester in the City gives UNH students a chance to pursue or discover their passions while earning college credit and building skills as a change-maker.  Leading social change organizations in Boston are hosting students in fall and spring semesters. Click here to learn more and apply!

Social Innovator of the Year Award

The Social Innovator of the Year Award recognizes a New England leader with demonstrated commitment to social innovation. Click here to learn more about the Award and our 2016 winner!

Social Innovation Internship

​Each spring, the Center selects idealistic, high-achieving, impact-focused student leaders for the Social Innovation Internship program – a paid, 8-week summer immersion combining business and social/environment change.  Click here to hear more about the 2016 internships

CGI University Network

The CGI University Network is a consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor, and provide seed funding to leading student innovators and entrepreneurs on their respective campuses. To join the CGI University Network, a university must provide a minimum of $10,000 in funding to CGI U student commitment-makers from its campus. Learn more...