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The Impact Economy: Jonathan Greenblatt Kicks Off the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Speaker Series

September 12, 2012

WHO: Jonathan Greenblatt, Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the Domestic Policy Council

WHAT: A discussion on “The Impact Economy”

WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 4:30-6:00pm

WHERE: Room 370 of Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII) Speaker Series is starting up again to engage students, staff, faculty, executives, and others interested in social impact. Topics covered in the series have ranged from social entrepreneurship and enterprise, to community engagement, to philanthropy. Past speakers include: Chris “Ludacris” BridgesAndre Agassi, and Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

I had the pleasure of attending an event last year with Andre Agassi and Bobby Turner at which they discussed Agassi’s experiences, successes, and challenges with the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education and the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy—his first charter school. Our report on teaching quality covers charter schools at length—such as a primer on charter schools to a case study on an alternative charter school model—so that donors can learn how to invest and get the most bang for buck.

You can watch a video of the discussion by clicking the image below.

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