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The Value of Mentoring

By Leigh Teece P’16 Kravis Leadership Institute Member of the Advisory Board The education industry, which is traditionally tasked with delivering learning, is going through a fundamental change, from centrally disseminated knowledge to consumption of particular content tailored to each consumer’s interest. How well is this change being handled? The best universities in the world have a […]

Posted June 21, 2014 in News

Getting Emotional and Personal: YOU@CMC, A Self-Leadership Workshop

By Xiangyu Ma ‘17 “ … and that is when I realized—” It was probably sometime mid-sentence, mid-story, mid-workshop when I realized just how different of an experience I was in for. I was sitting down next to one of my friends and she had been in the midst of her exposition when she stopped. […]

Posted June 18, 2014 in News

Going Bold: The 2014 Kravis Prize in Leadership to Helen Keller International

By Taryn Akiyama ‘14 and Stephanie Haft ‘15 According to the selection criteria defined by the Kravis Prize Selection Committee, nominees for the Kravis Prize in Leadership must demonstrate “bold” leadership. This descriptor lends itself to several interpretations. “Bold” can mean leading a nonprofit that has a large impact – collectively, the prize winners have […]

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Creating Sustainable Impact: A Summary of the 22nd Kravis de-Roulet Conference

By Claudia Raigoza ‘14 The 22nd Kravis-de Roulet Leadership Conference brought together some of the world’s most visionary leaders. This year’s conference, held at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) from February 28 to March 1, 2014, had a unique and inspiring topic within the leadership realm: “Leading Social Innovation: Models for Sustainable Impact.” The conference Chair, […]

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Meet the winners of KLI ISA 2014!

The Kravis Leadership Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Innovative Startup Award! Commercial Track: Phoenix Award: $12, 500 The winner of this year’s commercial award, Phoenix is a team coming out of Harvey Mudd and Claremont McKenna that is bringing a unique product to the world of virtual reality. They aim […]

Posted April 17, 2014 in News

Coastal Playground Comes to CMC

Hilary Haskell CMC ’14 blogged about Coastal Playground‘s visit to CMC in an event sponsored by Claremont impACT. — “On March 28th, 2014, Andrew Sneddon of Coastal Playground came to Claremont McKenna to share his experience and insight regarding social entrepreneurship. His company, which prides itself on its “50/50” profit sharing business model, retains half […]

Posted April 3, 2014 in News

impACT Spring Break Trip Day 3

impACT Spring break trip day 3

A slightly belated post – Day 3 of Claremont impACT’s Spring Break trip to San Francisco! — “On the final day of our Bay Area adventures, we started off meeting with Trevor Fray of Net Impact- finally putting a face to the name! This meeting was less of a “meeting” and more of an exercise: […]

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Join the Microfinance Simulcast Class!

2014 Microfinance Simucast

  Are you interested in microfinance, impact investing, and gender issues? Join the Claremont In-Lend Fund on Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:00 pm in Kravis LC62 for a simulcast by Stanford University! This eight-week course runs from April 3rd – May 8th, 2014. Refreshments will be served. RSVP with Jessica Barreno ( View the flyer here. Download […]

Posted March 31, 2014 in News

At Least Once: The Art of the Social Sector Internship

By Xiangyu Ma ’17 If you are the ambitious driven finance/consulting/accounting/government CMC-archetype, you probably already have this and the subsequent summers all planned out. An internship here, an internship there, all of which leads up eventually to that nice job you have always thought you have wanted since you were eighteen or so. But as […]

Posted March 21, 2014 in News