Like many of you, here at the TFC we have been thinking hard about how the COVID-19 pandemic and new social-distancing practices will impact the remainder of the academic year. While we had hoped to see new and returning students and community in person, we recognize that for the safety of our community, all interactions with the TFC will be virtual, and our offices will be closed.

The past months have been full of planning – and reimagining. We’ve adjusted our typical yearly programming and contemplated what we want to deliver to our students and community with the always-present consideration of what needs we are meeting. We are continuing to discuss, plan, pivot, act, and review, but want to make our intentions for this coming year very clear.

For the 2020-2021 academic year the TFC will deliver our critical programs:

  • Hult Prize Case Competition
  • Social Enterprise Consulting Program
  • Project Pyramid Course and Program
  • Annual Social Ventures Summit
  • Other TFC-Community building activities

To execute these programs and projects, we will onboard Committee Members and Board Members from an open-call across all graduate programs. Our community building activities will focus on social engagement, educational discussions, and shared experiences. Many of these activities will be delivered through a new cohort-based model to encourage deeper understanding and more meaningful conversations and connections in a virtual world. All other activities will be delivered on an as-needed and as-desired basis.

At the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures, we are actively reaching out to our network of students and friends to check in and remind each other that we are a community. We thrive on having deep and meaningful conversations about how we can contribute to humanity, locally and globally, and how we can act.