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NYU’s Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship

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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

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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

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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

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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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