Dr. Farmer’s Diagnosis: This Time, an Infection We Don’t Want a Vaccine to Treat

by Dennis R. Shaughnessy My students often ask me for a specific and exact definition of a social entrepreneur.  Just one definition, that’s clear and concise and definitive.  It’s not so easy to answer that question, given the many definitions offered by a diverse group of people.  It’s surely an interdisciplinary question, one that involves not […]

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Poverty, Wide and Deep 

Moses and Jeanette are working with TSiBA’s Monwabisi Nkepu and Thembisa Qhawula and Northeastern’s Andrea Garcia and Leah Bury in hopes that fresh eyes might be able to ferret out hidden costs, discover new market opportunities, and bring a fresh strategic perspective to Nfayo Products.

Husband-and-wife team Moses and Jeanette Tinfayo own and operate Nfayo Products, a retail business whose flagship product is the Wonder Bag. At home, Jeanette sews the Wonder Bag, an insulated cloth sack that can turn half-cooked meat and vegetables into a fully cooked meal, no extra energy needed. Moses and Jeanette both work on the ground […]

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BizKids Reflection


By Maggie Walsh In the Citizen Schools’ apprenticeship program “BizKids,” 6th grade students from Orchard Gardens School in Roxbury, MA come together to learn how to apply business skills and concepts to solving social issues in our world. Over the course of the semester, the class learned about a wide range of business concepts and how […]

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8GA Spring 2015


By Katie Priester Here at Northeastern, we tutored 25 kids from Orchard Gardens Middle School in Roxbury. This semester at 8GA, writing coaches and students got to move on from high school application essays and work on more personal statements – short essays about role models, life experiences, and who or what is important in their lives. […]

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Alumni Spotlight #2: Kate Tarabelli


Tell us a bit about your experience at NU and how it shaped your current interests. I graduated in August 2013 as an International Affairs and Environmental Studies Dual Major with Minors in Sustainable Business Practices and Spanish. I chose to attend Northeastern because I knew I wanted to get the most out of my college […]

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Alumni Spotlight #1: Pia Tempestini


Hi Pia! We hear you are up to amazing things! First, can you give us a bit of background? What was your major at NU? What types of coops did you do? And, so on? I graduated in May 2014 from Northeastern with a dual major in Cultural Anthropology and International Affairs and minors in Social […]

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