• Image of SVIC winner

    Read about Andrew DeMeo’s Half Acre Beekeeping business launch.

  • Image to describe Poets&Quants

    CSIE honored to be amongst the top business schools for our work on social innovation programs. Read the article in Poets & Quants. 

  • Image of Ilona Drew

    Read about Ilona’s involvement with CSIE  and the impact it has had on her education and career aspirations. 

  • Students participating in Semester In The City

    Experience city life & diversity, get out of your comfort zone, and participate in a meaningful project based internship with a dedicated mentor. Apply today

  • Image of a boot being made from plastic to promote upcoming event

    Join us to meet Zachary Angelini ‘14, Environmental Stewardship Manager of Timberland and Kelsey Halling, Director of Sales of Thread, who will discuss the successful partnership of the Thread X Timberland collection. Learn More.

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, staff and community 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.   

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

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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!

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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

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!

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...