Author Archives: SEI at Northeastern

“Embrace” the Future


by Professor Dennis R. Shaughnessy  For the past several semesters, I’ve opened my introduction to social enterprise class with a short video called “Embrace: Spread the Warmth” that features a low-cost infant warmer designed, produced and distributed by a non-profit social enterprise called “Embrace”.  Embrace represents a wonderful case study in the related areas of social […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Catching up with Olivia Allen

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Interview by Camille Carlton In what way do you still see SEI, or the principles learned through SEI, playing a role in your current life? You can definitely apply the core principles of SEI in public education! Through the field studies, we learn that every life has equal value and deserves opportunity, and this is truly the nature […]

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Student Reflection: Kailash Satyarthi at MIT


by Connie E Kailash Satyarthi was the joint 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate with Malala Yousafzai. A group of us were lucky enough to meet him at MIT on October 17. To me, Nobel Prize winners have always seemed to have a “halo” over their head that makes them somehow distant and unapproachable. However, Kailash is […]

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Lecture Series Reflection: Learn to Earn South Africa


by Jackie Rothmeier  On Thursday October 8th, 2015, Northeastern University’s Social Enterprise Institute hosted Reverend Roche Van Wyk, Director of Learn to Earn, to speak on his knowledge and experience in the social enterprise space as a part of the SEI monthly lecture series. Learn to Earn is a skills development and job creation non-profit organization that […]

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Looking for a Future in Social Entrepreneurship

5 Graduate Programs for Students Interested in Social Entrepreneurship by Alexina Prather SEI provides students with a wonderful base of knowledge to begin a career in social entrepreneurship, but what comes after life at SEI? As students graduate and move on to the next stage of life, it is important to be aware of the opportunities that […]

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Co-op Spotlight: Boston HandyWorks

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By Zoe Pilla  On any given day at Pine Street Inn, hundreds of homeless men and women stream through the doors for a hot meal, a bed, health check-ups or appointments with counselors. The South End campus is an overwhelming, busy and stark environment. Pine Street’s goal is to find a permanent home and community for […]

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