The Entrepreneurial Center for Innovation and Social Impact
The Entrepreneurial Center for Innovation and Social Impact, developed in accordance with our Lasallian values, encourages students to be creative in thinking and bold in action. It is a four-year, cross-curricular learning experience unlike anything students will encounter in a traditional classroom.
Throughout their involvement in the program, students focus on the importance of social responsibility and come to understand their role in creating a positive impact, both within their communities and beyond.
St. John Baptist de La Salle
“A Lasallian education must continually challenge itself to be creative while remaining faithful to its origins.”
Freshman Year - Leadership of Self and Others
Powerful and formative full-class retreat on character and leadership
Seminars from successful innovators, leaders and coaches
Sophomore Year - Creativity and Communication
Immersive two-day experience focused on the entrepreneurial process
Webinars, videos, group exercises and blended learning experiences designed to improve communication skills
Junior Year - Innovation in Action
Yearlong project during which students reflect on a global or societal challenge and then develop a solution-oriented action plan
Integrated into the junior year service requirement
Senior Year - Putting Passion Into Practice
Senior Capstone Project and Pitch Day Competition
Unique, real-world field experiences and coursework
On Jan. 31, St. John’s welcomed Michael Kelly ’88, vice president of athletics at the University of South Florida and St. John’s trustee, as the guest lecturer for the annual Distinguished Speaker Series.
On Dec. 11, Andreas Widmer, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and director of the Carlyse Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at the Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business and Economics, spoke to the junior class about how human dignity and ethics inform entrepreneurship and business practices.