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The social entrepreneurs of SA+P

A sampling of non-profit organizations founded by alumni
Founded in 1999 by Elisabeth Stock (’90, MCP’95, SM’95) and Dan Dolgin, a lawyer and private investor, CFY is a national education nonprofit that helps students in low-income communities, together with their teachers and families, harness the power of digital learning to improve educational outcomes.
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Founded in 1999 by Elisabeth Stock (’90, MCP’95, SM’95) and Dan Dolgin, a lawyer and private investor, CFY is a national education nonprofit that helps students in low-income communities, together with their teachers and families, harness the power of digital learning to improve educational outcomes.

Much is made of the impact of companies founded by MIT alumni, and of the entrepreneurial culture fostered at the Institute. But less widely noted is the impact of non-profit organizations led and founded by our alumni, carrying out MIT’s parallel culture of social entrepreneurship.

Over the years, alumni of the School of Architecture + Planning have been prominent among the Institute’s social entrepreneurs with scores, perhaps even hundreds of graduates holding leadership positions in well-established non-profits. And in recent years a growing number of those non-profits have actually been founded by our alumni.

The capsule descriptions included here provide a brief overview of some of those efforts.

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