Citizen Schools – Take Back the Kitchen

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10 vol­un­teers from the Social Enter­prise Insti­tute have been involved in an excit­ing vol­un­teer­ing pro­gram through Cit­i­zen Schools, in part­ner­ship with Haley House in Dud­ley Sqaure. Cit­i­zen Schools is a national not-for-profit orga­ni­za­tion aim­ing to improve inner city edu­ca­tion by extend­ing the school day through the use of “appren­tice­ships”.  Appren­tice­ships are taught once a week by “Cit­i­zen …
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SEEED Summit Recap

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On March 16th and 17th, Social Ven­ture Part­ners Rhode Island (SVPRI) and Brown University’s Social Inno­va­tion Ini­tia­tive and Entre­pre­neur­ship Pro­gram launched their first Social Enter­prise Ecosys­tem and Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment (SEEED) Sum­mit at Brown Uni­ver­sity. Approx­i­mately 450 social entre­pre­neurs, busi­ness lead­ers, local and national gov­ern­ment offi­cials, aca­d­e­mics, and stu­dents attended the 2-day con­fer­ence, com­ing together to …
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Harvard Social Enterprise Conference

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National social enter­prise lead­ers from across the coun­try joined together for the two-day, high-energy and inspir­ing Har­vard Social Enter­prise Con­fer­ence on Feb­ru­ary 25 and 26. The event stim­u­lated dis­cus­sion on new solu­tions and prob­lems within the social enter­prise field, focus­ing around this year’s theme of Inno­va­tion, Inclu­sion, and Impact.  These promi­nent indi­vid­u­als, along with a sig­nif­i­cant …
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Capstone Class Explored Cooperatives in Central America

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Dur­ing spring break 22 North­east­ern stu­dents flew to Man­agua, Nicaragua. This was no ordi­nary spring break.  For three months prior this group had been research­ing agri­cul­tural devel­op­ment, specif­i­cally coop­er­a­tive struc­tures in the Social Enter­prise Insti­tute cap­stone course, Advanced Stud­ies in Social Entre­pre­neur­ship.  Coop­er­a­tives, both highly devel­oped and infor­mal, play a piv­otal role in rural agri­cul­tural …
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The Hult Global Case Challenge

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The Hult Inter­na­tional Busi­ness School (HIB) is a non-research based school with cam­puses in Boston, Shang­hai, Lon­don, San Fran­cisco and Dubai and fac­ulty with pro­fes­sional expe­ri­ence from var­i­ous back­grounds. The school is in the top 1% of inter­na­tional busi­ness schools with a #1 rank­ing in Inter­na­tional Expe­ri­ence and #5 in Inter­na­tional Busi­ness. HIB also prides …
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A Uniquely Local Tour of Langa Township That May Change Your Life

After count­less hours of travel, and a seri­ous case of jet­lag, twenty North­east­ern stu­dents stepped foot in Langa Town­ship and, for many of us, our lives were for­ever changed by what we saw.  South Africa’s his­tory and cul­ture unfolded before us, allow­ing us a glimpse into life in Cape Town’s town­ships.  It has been almost …
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