Social Innovation Exploration FPOP 

Social Innovation Exploration FPOP [SIE]

We think every student is an innovator at MIT—even if sometimes that title can be intimidating. SIE welcomes first year students into the social innovation and entrepreneurship community while introducing the MIT PKG Public Service Center as the entryway to public service and meaningful social change.

Students in teams will design interventions that solve a pressing social issue facing MIT’s campus, food insecurity, through a climate lens, after 5 days of:

*LEARNING about social change, innovation and entrepreneurship processes, and systemic views of a particular social and/or environmental issue

*REFLECTING on the role that power and privilege play, for which communities this is the biggest challenge and why, and how social identities impact our world views

*EXPLORING the social innovation and entrepreneurship resources on campus

*DESIGNING interventions to this year’s problem space by learning how to build rapid prototypes, principles of community-centered design, and other social entrepreneurship frameworks

Program Dates for new students are 8/20 – 8/24. 

*APPLY* Social Innovation Exploration FPOP Counselor

Are you a current first or second year change-maker, social innovator, or social entrepreneur? Do you want to welcome incoming first year students into the social innovation ecosystem at MIT? This new FPOP leadership position may be for you!

Responsible for working with the coordinators in planning and running the Social Innovation Exploration FPOP during August 2024. MIT. Counselors facilitate a fun, intentional, social innovation-focused program for incoming first-year students. They introduce students to MIT and the broader social entrepreneurship community, important issues that play out in our community, as well as frameworks and skill sets to design interventions to these issues. Specific responsibilities during FPOP week will include facilitating activities, coordinating logistics, leading discussions, and serving as a resource to the first-years.