Fordham's Innovation Newsletter links people together to promote social innovation for the achievement of social justice, environmental & global sustainability. View web version. Submit an event.

Welcome to Fordham Social Innovation! 

Fordham's Social Innovation Collaboratory is a network of students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and community members working together to promote social innovation for the achievement of social justice, social entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability. Its newsletter serves to provide you with information and resources to get involved with various on- and off-campus initiatives that serve these missions.

Here's a preview of what's happening:
~ Breakthrough Innovation Challenge
~ Student Fordham Social Innovation Opportunities
~ The Community Mobility Challenge


Pitch Contest: Talk Trash City

Trashy start-ups compete for a crowd-funded cash prize. Attendees vote on the pitch that best demonstrates its ability to help NYC reach zero waste to landfills by 2030.

More about the event can be found in the link above.

When: Tuesday, February 28, 6:00 - 9:30pm
Where: ReVision Lounge and Gallery, 219 Avenue B, New York, NY

Want to go, but not alone? Email us at and we will see if we can connect you with members from our network!

Breakthrough Innovation Challenge

The Breakthrough Innovation Challenge aims to bring together young intrapreneurs from leading multinational companies, with selected University student teams, to design about a dozen different future sustainable business models powered by disruptive technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Internet of Things. Any Fordham University student -grad/undergrad from all schools- is invited to form a diverse team of 3-4 students and create a competitive solution to one of the corporate sustainability challenges. It is anticipated that STEM, humanities, International Humanitarian Aid, IPE/D, Environmental Science and Studies, PCS, Social Service, Law, and Peace & Justice students, among others, will join business students to be a perfect fit for this opportunity.

Interested students are encouraged to apply via the form HERE. (fixed)

All students who apply will be invited to a workshop on Friday, January 20th from 5-9pm at 140 West 62nd Street, Social Innovation Lab Room 216 where you will meet other interested Fordham students.

Please find more information about the Breakthrough Innovation Challenge on the page HERE.
For students passionate about social change and developing the skills necessary to turn their ideas into action, the Social Innovation Collaboratory is excited to announce that Fordham is collaborating with the DO School and 10 other NYC higher education institutions to launch the second year of Innovate NYC, a program supported by Newman's Own Foundation.

The Community Mobility Challenge

Applications for this program close after January 31st, so act soon!

Social Innovation Collaboratory Student Opportunities

Looking to get more involved with us at the Collaboratory? Here is where opportunities to be involved with the FSIC are listed. These opportunities are entry level and a low time commitment. If you demonstrate the ability to show up and fulfill the role, higher leadership roles can become available.

Please explore the link above and complete the form to mark your interest.

Join the Ashoka U Team

In 2008, Ashoka U launched as a program of Ashoka, because after three decades of working with leading social entrepreneurs (over 3,000 in 70 countries), they realized that far more changemakers were needed to become the architects of a sustainable and flourishing society.

Both internships and full time positions can be explored in the link above.


$2,000 travel stipends and hotel
$250,000 in grants and scholarships
Networking and entrepreneurship workshops in Minnesota
~these are just a few of the things you could gain by being a part of E-FEST~
Undergraduates: Get Your Team Together
More information about the event can be found in the link above. 
Applications for this opportunity are due after February 17th!

If you would like to work with the Social Innovation Collaboratory to develop an innovative and impactful application, please email us at!
Last semester Fordham hosted a major impact investing symposium at its Lincoln Center campus.
If you missed the event, or are interested in the topic, all sessions were video recorded and can be viewed here.
For more information about the event, agenda and speaker bios, please click here.
One Stitch Closer: Veronika Scott empowers other women

Video of the Week

Will the Money Flow?

All you need to know about Financing Sustainable Development.
If you are looking to learn more about green finance, this is a Social Innovation Collaboratory SUGGESTED READ.
Check out resources for entrepreneurs at
We hope to see you around and look forward to a great year of innovation!
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