Centre College established CentreWorks in 2020 to work with the city of Danville, County of Boyle, and the seven-county region to help build a resilient community. Why? Because resilient communities create opportunities for everyone: startups, social enterprises, community initiatives, and pathways for personal growth. Concurrently, CentreWorks provides unparalleled opportunities for Centre College students working side-by-side with community members. CentreWorks will empower these students along with those from Bluegrass Community and Technical College and local high schools with early start to learning and applying the entrepreneurial mindset and practicing a progressive innovation process that is a Human-Centered Approach™ (HCA).
Our Mission To Build an Inclusive, Resilient Community
CentreWorks serves as a catalyst to establish the resilience and enable the growth of Kentucky’s famed Bluegrass region. Our programming - available to the entire region - has been custom-designed to provide collaboration, ideation, education, mentoring, skills enhancement, and investment opportunities. At CentreWorks we understand the value of including all perspectives and welcome all people regardless of ability, age, background, ethnicity, race, faith, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. CentreWorks acts to bridge gaps that exist within our greater community by providing a physical and virtual space where individuals can connect and proudly take ownership in their dedication to community engagement, growth, and collaboration. Utilizing empathy, collaboration, and inclusion to address complex civic problems, CentreWorks challenges the community to employ the Human-Centered Approach™ (HCA) and the entrepreneurial mindset. CentreWorks accomplish our mission through utilizing the entrepreneurial mindset in experiential learning settings. That mindset includes empathy, curiosity, comfort with risk, growth through failures, resilience, grit, and perseverance.
A Catalyst For Change
Ranging from coursework to programs, area residents will find unparalleled opportunities to build their business and financial savvy, identify and address community needs and opportunities, compete for startup funding, receive professional business coaching, and much more. CentreWorks will also be a convening hub for entrepreneurs, Angel Investors, and all community members to imagine, together, the next steps to grow the economy.