WHO WE ARE

Miller Center is the largest and most successful university-based social enterprise accelerator in the world. Founded in 1997, Miller Center is one of three Centers of Distinction at Santa Clara University, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Here we leverage this entrepreneurial spirit with the University’s Jesuit heritage of service to the poor and protection of the planet.

More than half of the world's people live in poverty. Social entrepreneurship addresses the root problems of poverty through the power of business and innovation to provide sustainable economic and social impact. Miller Center accelerates social entrepreneurship to end global poverty and protect the planet.

MEASURES OF IMPACT

Our work is measured by the following Key Performance Indicators:

MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES

The mission of Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is to accelerate entrepreneurship to end global poverty and protect the planet. We envision a world where all people are architects of their own futures. 

CORE VALUES

Heroic Ambition
In the spirit of the magis, we ask what more we can do to make our mission and vision realities.


Accompaniment
In the ignatian tradition, we walk with social entrepreneurs and students as they discern their path forward.

Excellence
We hold ourselves accountable for high quality and continuous improvement in all
we do.



Authenticity
We are honest, genuine, and true to our mission, partners, customers, and each other. We are inclusive and respectful. We act with dignity.

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley and is California’s oldest operating higher-education institution. For more information, see www.scu.edu.

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