About us

We can’t fix issues like poverty, climate change and ill health alone. That’s why the School for Social Entrepreneurs exists. We help 1,000 people a year develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems. We run courses that equip people to start, scale and strengthen organisations that make a positive difference. But we’re not a traditional school. Learning with SSE is inspiring, action-based and accessible. We support people in other ways too, such as funding and mentoring. Lord Michael Young founded SSE in 1997. Today we work internationally, with teams across the UK, Canada and India. SSE India was set up in 2016. We have also worked in Australia, Ireland and UAE. Together, we’re changing lives and transforming communities.