Audacious ideas for impact.

We are a training ground for students and an incubator for scalable, leading-edge ideas in service of the common good.

What is the Beeck Center?

We are an experiential hub that has two key mandates.

A training ground for students.

Equipping future global leaders with the tools and approaches to further the common good

An incubator for scalable, leading-edge ecosystem ideas.

Promoting outcome-driven solutions using the tools of finance and data + digital

Our Approach

We value things differently.

Our work centers on investing in outcomes for individuals and society. We believe impact at scale requires the courage to think, behave, and collaborate differently.

  • Thinking differently. The Beeck Center starts with outcomes first. We question and re-define incentive structures. Leveraging the tools of finance, data, and civic voice, we scale innovative solutions beyond just organizations.
  • Behaving differently. Through our applied research, the Beeck Center showcases new models. We don’t shy away from failure. We meet people where they are knowing that tools, frameworks, and approaches are important to achieve outcomes.
  • Collaborating differently. We work beyond silos. The Center convenes public, private, and civic actors to co-create solutions leading to lasting outcomes.

… And students get to roll-up their sleeves and participate in all of it.

Upcoming Events

Join us in building a community to shift paradigms.

August 27, 2019

New Student Orientation Open House

First-year students at Georgetown receive an introduction to the Beeck Center from noon-3pm in our office at the ICC.

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September 15, 2019

Legal Hackers International Summit – Global Tech Policy Forum

Cori Zarek, Beeck Center Data + Digital Lead, Director of the Digital Service Collaborative leads a discussion of how might we engage local stakeholders in our communities to collaboratively develop solutions to the most pressing technology policy issues that we face? In this forum, we will discuss effective methods for coalition- and capacity-building for tech policy, break out to discuss how those methods might be implemented to address emerging areas of technology policy, and co-create a framework to replicate the workshop in their local communities. Hosted by Mozilla and the Georgetown University Digital Services Collaborative https://legalhackers.org/summit2019/

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September 24, 2019

Data, Digital + Social Impact Seminar Series

During the Fall 2019 semester, the Digital Service Collaborative at the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University is offering a limited series of five seminar-style conversations, led by experts in technology, data science, and social sector innovation. The seminar will be a mix of presentations and conversation held over dinner and will be open to a limited number of Georgetown students and faculty and invited social innovators. We are keeping these sessions small to facilitate an inclusive discussion. EVENT DETAILS: September 24, October 8 + 22, November 5 + 19 - 5-7 pm - Old North Hall, Room 205. Pre-registration required - limited slots available (Registration has not opened yet, please check back soon)

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September 25, 2019

Beeck Center Open House

Learn about the work being done at the Center to create Impact at Scale. Meet our team, and hear about opportunities to join us as a Student Analyst, GU Impacts fellow, or portfolio Fellow. The event is open to all, so stop by our office in ICC 100 from 5:30 - 7pm and say hello.

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September 26, 2019

GU Women in Impact Investing Conference

Lisa Hall, Beeck Center Fair Finance Lead + Director of Re-imagining Community Investing leads a panel on Demystifying Impact Investing, followed by a case workshop and networking event. The panel will build knowledge and highlight different players' initiatives and roles in the space, while the case workshop is role-specific for a taste of the nature of work, skills needed, and challenges in different impact investing jobs. The event will create familiarity with the field in tangible ways, spark further research, and help students focus questions while building community, contacts, and career pathways.

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October 10, 2019

South Carolina Opportunity Zone Summit

Jen Collins, Beeck Center Fellow-in-Residence focused on Opportunity Zones, joins a panel discussion with Peter Truog, from The Opportunity Exchange, and George Ashton with LISC, hosted by Shay Hawkins, founder and CEO of the Opportunity Funds Association. The conference is an exclusive glance at how you can maximize the positive impact of Opportunity Zones throughout South Carolina. Join U.S. Senator Tim Scott, along with an array of industry experts, business leaders and community stakeholders for the upcoming summit this fall. http://scopportunityfund.com/event/

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