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“Social Innovation Generation provides California Campus Compact with an outstanding opportunity to demonstrate the significant contribution that higher education has to make to the recovery and renewal of California. Through our collaborations with colleges and universities throughout California, California Campus Compact will serve the immediate needs of those who have been hardest hit by the economic downturn and also work to aid California in emerging from this crisis with a more innovative, green and sustainable economic future.”

Elaine K. Ikeda, Ph.D.
Executive Director
California Campus Compact

Social Innovation Generation is California Campus Compact’s three-year initiative (September 2009 through June 2012) that is catalyzing and mobilizing California colleges and universities to aid in the state’s recovery and renewal through service, service-learning and inventive solutions embedded in social entrepreneurship, microfinance and social investment.

Social Innovation Generation includes two sub-initiatives:
California Recovery and Renewal Initiative
and the Student Leadership Initiative

Social Innovation Generation: California Recovery and Renewal Initiative
focuses on three key areas:
• Revitalizing communities through green-collar job training
• Creating a culture of inner-city entrepreneurs through microfinance
• Investing in communities and the nonprofit and social service sectors through social entrepreneurship

Social Innovation Generation: Student Leadership Initiative focuses on harnessing the energy and spirit of California students as change-making leaders to develop and implement student-initiated, student-led service and service-learning projects that will have a lasting impact on economic and social outcomes in California.

During the three years of the initiative, California Campus Compact will work with more than 85 campuses, 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 500 faculty, staff and administrators and 300 non-profit organizations.

Read more about Social Innovation Generation: California Recovery and Renewal Initiative

Read more about Social Innovation Generation: Student Leadership Initiative - Phase 1

Read more about Social Innovation Generation: Student Leadership Initiative - Phase 2

Read more about Social Innovation Generation: Student Leadership Initiative - Phase 3

Read more about Social Innovation Generation: Student Leadership Initiative - Phase 4


Learn and Serve logoCalifornia Campus Compact gratefully acknowledges the Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn and Serve America Higher Education for its significant support in making the Social Innovation Generation grant initiative possible.