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.

Discover the world as it is.

Imagine the world as it could be.

Signature Programs

Explore 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.

  • Centennial Scholarship

    Merit-based award offered to incoming students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to leadership.

  • Cohen Fellowship

    Spend a summer at the Centennial Center gaining valuable leadership experience.

  • Hackathon

    Address one of today’s most pressing issues in a 24-hour social innovation competition.

  • IdeaLab

    Six week accelerator program designed to shape, refine and differentiate your big idea.

  • HWS Leads

    Study leadership and start your journey to becoming an ethical, inclusive and value-based leader.

  • Idea Generator

    Don’t have a big idea? We can help!

  • Innovation Series

    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.

  • Student Launchpad

    Engage in a virtual incubator designed to launch new ventures.

  • Summer Sandbox

    Move your idea from an early concept to a sustainable business model in this 9-week immersive accelerator.

  • The Pitch

    Win up to $10,000 in startup funding through the Colleges’ Shark Tank inspired competition.

  • Youth Leadership College

    Teach leadership workshops to a cohort of local elementary students.

  • The Knowledge Series

    Capitalize on the Center’s resources, even after you graduate.