Center for Social Impact Communication
Elevating Social Impact through Communications
Brands and organizations across sectors have an increasing role to play in addressing the world’s most pressing social issues—and to engage their stakeholders and supporters to join in their efforts. This has created the need for a new kind of communicator: one who is guided by ethics, who takes a strategic approach to using all of today’s tools and who is passionate about using his or her skills to have an impact on the world.
Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication (CSIC) is the nation’s leading educational resource on the role of communication in fostering social change. CSIC conducts research that sets the standards of practice and helps define the role of a responsible communicator within the industry, hosts unique engagement opportunities for students interested in social impact and infuses its applied research findings into curriculum for custom and executive education courses as well as special courses in the PRCC program.
Launched in 2008, CSIC aims to elevate the discipline by pioneering industry standards in responsible communication practices and by educating and inspiring professionals of all levels to lead the way in creating positive social impact through their work. The Center’s work and philosophy is fully integrated into all four of Georgetown’s professional communications master’s degrees.
The opportunity to work with CSIC is a key benefit of the PRCC program. The Center provides students—and the larger social impact communication community—with many strategic advantages:
Get Involved with CSIC
Admitted PRCC students can get involved with CSIC in the following ways:
To find out more about CSIC’s resources and opportunities:
“The leadership and learning opportunities I had with CSIC were among the most valuable educational experiences at Georgetown University. From organizing student activities to working directly with nonprofit clients in the Cause Consulting course, I gained the hands-on experience and know-how I needed to take my career to the next level and to secure my current job in social impact communications. Getting involved with CSIC is an excellent option for students who want to use their skills for social good.”