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NYU’s Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship


As social entrepreneurship develops a greater reputation as a field of studies in academia, more students are demanding that universities incorporate social entrepreneurship into their education. New York University Sterns (NYU) has responded to student demand by offering graduate fellowships through the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship. Every year, the Reynolds Program […]

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A First Hand Look into Rural Poverty in Kenya


With two co-ops at social investing firms under her belt, Rosie Sharp, a senior studying finance and social entrepreneurship with a minor in international affairs had developed a comprehensive understanding of impact investing and rural agriculture. In August 2011, a co-op opportunity with One Acre Fund enabled Sharp to put her knowledge into practice. Sharp spent […]

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Fellowship Opportunity with the Piramal Foundation


The Piramal Foundation Fellowship for Sustainable Business is a two-year program that places bright and talented individuals into leadership positions within developing social businesses in India. The Fellowship begins with an orientation at the Indian School of Business where the fellows attend workshops, lectures, and discussions to form a crucial bond with other fellows. The […]

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Citizen Schools Recap


Last fall, fifteen volunteers from the Social Enterprise Institute participated in a social entrepreneurship program in partnership with Citizen Schools program. Citizen Schools is an organization that partners with middle schools across the country to offer extended day programs to students in low performing schools. The Citizen Schools model brings “Citizen Teachers” in to teach […]

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Dean Tom Moore Honors Program Investment Pitch

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This past fall, the Social Enterprise Institute (SEI) introduced a new annual grant program in honor of the late Tom Moore, former Dean of the College of Business Administration and strong supporter of the social entrepreneurship curriculum at Northeastern University. In collaboration with the Northeastern Honors Program, SEI created the Dean Tom Moore Honors Program Investment Pitch, an opportunity to provide a select social enterprise with $10,000 worth of grant funding each year.

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Fundacion Paraguaya: Researching Microfinance

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Kristen Paonessa researches client retention rates and provides technical training to microfinance field staff at Fundacion Paraguaya.

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