Social Entrepreneurship seeks to promote the use of business as a platform to find enterprise based solutions to help solve societal problems, both domestically and internationally. Attend the Law School panel on helping inner-city entrepreneurs, and hear speakers on helping people in poverty from the Social Enterprise Institute and the Institute of Sport and Society.
NU has several organizations involved in social entrepreneurship. The Social Enterprise Institute in the College of Business has programs and courses in helping to alleviate poverty through micro finance and social investing. The Colleges of Health Sciences and Business have two programs to teach entrepreneurship to "at-risk" populations - parolees and freed sex slaves. These are the Safe and Sound Return Institute and the Hera Institute. The Human Services Program in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities has several programs in which students learn how to create and manage non-profit organizations and to develop entrepreneurial solutions to local problems around Boston and in developing countries. The Institute of Sport in Society strengthens underserved communities by educating emerging leaders within sport with the awareness, knowledge and skills to implement innovative and impactful solutions that address the unique issues of health, safety and inclusion facing local and global communities. The Law School has several clinics in social advocacy and is developing a clinic to provide legal help to inner city entrepreneurs.
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