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21st annual MIT IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge supports students leading social innovation

The MIT IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge was featured on MIT News! Click here to see the article on their site. Over the past 21 years, the MIT PKG Center’s IDEAS…

PKG Social Impact Interns contribute to World Wildlife Fund Best Practices Guidelines for Seafood Sector

The World Wildlife Fund, a popular site for PKG’s Social Impact Internship program, recently published a guide on setting science-based climate targets for seafood producers, which includes numerous contributions from…

The MIT Public Service Center 30+ Years Later

The Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center (PKG Center) has been the epicenter of public service at MIT for over 30 years. Earlier this year, we partnered with the MIT…

Social Impact Internships: Anika Wadhera (’25)

My name is Anika Wadhera and I am a freshman from Fremont, CA planning to major in biological engineering (Course 20) and biology (Course 7). Having a vested interest in…

Social Impact Internships: Susanna Chen (’23)

Susanna Chen ’23 completed a PKG Social Impact Internship over IAP ’22 at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Susanna reflects below, with art and words, on this experience working on…

IDEAS Alum: Safi Organics featured in MIT News!

“Safi [Organics] is decentralizing fertilizer production such that it can be carried out in rural villages for the first time,” Safi co-founder and chief technology officer Kevin Kung SM ’13,…

Social Impact Internships: Arianna Peró (’25)

I had been interested in pursuing a Social Impact Internship since I had first heard about the program through my participation in ACE earlier this academic year. With most of…

ACE Coordinator: Stacy Godfreey-Igwe featured in MIT News!

Stacy Godfreey-Igwe has been an important student leader in the PKG Center’s FPOP, Active Community Engagement (ACE). She started as a student participant during her first year at MIT and…

PKG Center Alumni: Where are they now?

In November 2021, the PKG Center invited three recent alumnae, Eleane Lema ‘21 (Course V-7), Ivana Alardin ‘21 (Course VI), and Flora Klise ‘21 (Course II), to share about their…

Social Impact Internships: Emily Kiley (’22)

Agriculture is a large contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for about 10% of all U.S. emissions according to the EPA.  Enteric fermentation in cattle, residue management in crops,…