Community Involvement at the Center for Peace and Commerce

The Center for Peace and Commerce welcomes participation from community members to support our students in creating social impact


Get Involved

The CPC seeks volunteers willing to provide their entrepreneurial expertise to students competing in the Social Innovation Challenge.  If you are an experienced social impact leader or entrepreneur, we'd love to hear from you! The SIC needs mentors and coaches to guide students through the enterprise development process, and judges to review student projects. If you are interested please fill out the form. 

Year-Round mentoring

Mentors work one-on-one with student semi-finalists and finalists to help them impove their project proposals, and with winners during the implementation process.Mentors are matched with students teams based on areas of expertise, and meet in-person meeting with the team during the semi-finals and final rounds (March-April 2017).  If the team they mentor receives an award, mentors will need to commit to being available for periodic student mentoring (1-2 times per month) from May-November 2017.

Center for Peace and Commerce Judge/Mentor Form

If you want to learn more or have general questions about the CPC please email for more information.

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Coaches work directly with student teams at Idea Labs during the 2016-2017 academic year. Idea Labs are a workshop series designed to catalyze student-driven innovation. Within the Idea Labs coaches help guide aspiring student entrepreneurs by providing advice, knowledge, and direct feedback to the students.If you are interested in being a coach or mentor please click on the link below and select "Become a Mentor" and contact us at the Center for Peace and Commerce.


In rounds one and two of the Social Innovation Challenge student projects are reviewed online by our community of qualified judges. Judges evaluate student projects and provide written feedback to student teams. Judges include experts from business, social sector, and academia with experience in social innovation and entrepreneurship. If you are interested in being considered to become judge please click on the link below and select "Become a Judge" and contact us at the Center for Peace and Commerce.