Much is made of the impact of companies founded by MIT alumni, and of the entrepreneurial culture fostered at the Institute. But less widely noted is the impact of non-profit organizations led and founded by our alumni, carrying out MIT’s parallel culture of social entrepreneurship.
Over the years, alumni of the School of Architecture + Planning have been prominent among the Institute’s social entrepreneurs with scores, perhaps even hundreds of graduates holding leadership positions in well-established non-profits. And in recent years a growing number of those non-profits have actually been founded by our alumni.
The capsule descriptions included here provide a brief overview of some of those efforts.