Hansen Summer Institute
The CPC partners with the The Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation to offer a Social Entrepreneurship Program to educate students about the entrepreneurial process and develop innovative social ventures to create positive change in the face of social, environmental, and justice issues. The Hansen Summer Institute, now in its seventh year, was established to provide young leaders from around the world a unique opportunity to engage in a University-based leadership experience in international cooperation. The CPC's Social Entrepreneurship Program informs Fellows about social entrepreneurship as a workable option for improving international economic development – a key ingredient for world peace. Fellows receive training on the nuts and bolts of social entrepreneurship, and have the opportunity to formulate a social entrepreneurship proposal during the summer institute, present it to the other Hansen Fellows, and if it is chosen, receive a Hansen grant as seed capital for implementing it. This innovative program offers a comprehensive student experience that lives beyond the three weeks in San Diego.