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  • Since its inception in 1919, The New School has been at the forefront of progressive higher education, actively supporting individuals in challenging the status quo and promoting positive social change. The Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative builds on the university's rich history of educational innovation, design-based learning, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

    Representing just one aspect of The New School's commitment to developing entrepreneurial leaders, the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative is a collaborative effort bridging multiple colleges and encompassing numerous faculty, deans, and administrators.

    The Impact Entrepreneurship Team

    Jen van der Meer, Co-Faculty Director and Assistant Professor of Strategic Design and Management, School of Design Strategies, Parsons School of Design
    vandermj@newschool.edu

    Neyda Martínez, Co-Faculty Director and Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Media Management
    martinen@newschool.edu

    Our Founders

    We would like to acknowledge the founding co-faculty directors Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, Michele Kahane, and founding staff director Elizabeth Werbe, as well as the many people who contributed to the building of the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative including the following faculty, administrators and staff:

    • Rhea Alexander
    • Charles Allison
    • Diana Ayton-Shenker
    • Suzanne Bostwick
    • Dawnja Burris
    • David Carroll
    • Desirae Colvin
    • Merida Escandon
    • Francesca Fiore
    • Jamer Hunt
    • Sujatha Jesudason
    • Courtney Malenius
    • Dana Martens
    • Latha Poonamallee
    • Jen van der Meer
    • Elizabeth Werbe
    • Mary Watson
  • Contact Us

    Impact Entrepreneurship
    impactentrepreneur@newschool.edu

  • Take The Next Step

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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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