Community Innovation Project

The ISI Community Innovation Project works to positively affect the regional community by supporting local social enterprises. The program taps the knowledge and excitement of Heinz College students to help tackle issues your organization is facing. Four weeks of intensive work bring together an organization and a team of students to investigate and develop innovative solutions that have the potential to foster positive social change and encourage sustainable growth. The takeaway is a new perspective for the organization and a hands-on learning experience for students. Past projects in 2009-2010 include The Waffle Shop, Storehouse for Teachers, Mobile and Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies (MILLEE), City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Social Enterprise Fund.