calling all visionaries, leaders and agents of change.
The Centennial Center serves as a hub for dynamic thought and action.
A place where your ground-breaking ideas for social, political, entrepreneurial and cultural progress are born, nurtured and released to the world.
Through hands-on, applied experiences, you’ll be empowered to create change, pursue innovative solutions to the world’s emerging challenges and become a leader in your chosen field.
Signature ProgramsExplore principles of leadership and entrepreneurship by setting them in motion.
Participants in Centennial Center courses and programs have gone on to found businesses and non-profit organizations, lead critical projects in the public and private sector, pursue graduate degrees and give back to individuals and communities across the country and around the globe.
A merit-based award offered to incoming students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to leadership.
Spend a summer at the Centennial Center gaining valuable leadership experience.
Address one of today’s most pressing issues in a 24-hour social innovation competition.
Six week accelerator program designed to shape, refine and differentiate your big idea.
Study leadership and start your journey to becoming an ethical, inclusive and value-based leader.
Don’t have a big idea? We can help!
Skill-based workshops in curricular and co-curricular settings.
Leadership Case Competition
Put your skills to the test by finding a solution to a unique leadership dilemma.
HWS Mentor Connect
Engage with an alum mentor to improve and advance your startup idea.
NSF I-Corps Short Course
A 2-week Customer Discovery workshop designed to accelerate early-stage ideas.
Engage in a virtual incubator designed to launch new ventures.
Move your idea from an early concept to a sustainable business model in this 9-week immersive accelerator.
Win up to $10,000 in startup funding through the Colleges’ Shark Tank inspired competition.
The Knowledge Series
Capitalize on the Center’s resources, even after you graduate.