Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication (CSIC) is the nation’s leading educational resource on social impact communication. Launched in 2008 and housed in the Master of Professional Studies program in Public Relations and Corporate Communications, CSIC aims to elevate the discipline by pioneering industry standards in responsible communication practices and by educating and inspiring the professionals who lead the way in creating positive social impact through their work.
Profound shifts in the way we communicate with each other and with the brands and causes we care about have created the need for a new kind of communications practitioner—one who is guided by ethics; who takes a strategic approach to using all of today’s tools; and who is passionate about having an impact on the world.
Our graduates lead communications efforts for nonprofits, corporations and governments, and offer their expertise in agencies and consulting roles. Our research sets the standards of practice and helps define the role of a responsible communicator within the industry. And our partnerships with organizations across the globe have strengthened capacity while giving students invaluable hands-on learning opportunities.
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