What It's Really Like to Work for a Social Enterprise Abroad


Through my work with Heart Cap­i­tal, I have been able to get into a Skype call with one of the cre­ators of the Acu­men Fund’s report­ing tool, PULSE, and into the office of J-PAL Africa at the Uni­ver­sity of Cape Town. For stu­dents of social entre­pre­neur­ship or really any­body look­ing for an inter­est­ing and engag­ing co-op posi­tion, I highly rec­om­mend the one I cur­rently have.

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Clean Energy & Sol Solution


By going solar, schools are able to cut their elec­tric­ity costs, with­out fac­ing any upfront costs or hav­ing to worry about oper­a­tions and main­te­nance of the solar pan­els. More­over, by rein­vest­ing our prof­its, Sol­So­lu­tion devel­ops edu­ca­tional pro­gram­ming focused on STEM, solar, and green entre­pre­neur­ship for stu­dents at all of our part­ner schools.

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To the class of 2012, with admiration and gratitude from the Social Enterprise Institute

For most of us, our meet­ing place was spe­cial because it started in Pro­fes­sor Shaughnessy’s epic class­room but was for­ti­fied while we were abroad. At the inter­sec­tion of devel­op­ment and busi­ness, we found a shared inter­est in social entre­pre­neur­ship, a pas­sion for learn­ing, a spirit for giv­ing, and a love of travel. In this, you …
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From Our Director


For April/May edi­tion of the SEI Newslet­ter Aware­ness, Action and Social Entre­pre­neur­ship  KONY 2012.  It’s been a hot dis­cus­sion topic around many cam­puses, ours included, over the past sev­eral weeks.  Is it a good or a bad thing that an orga­ni­za­tion like Invis­i­ble Chil­dren focuses on aware­ness, rather than action that leads to real change and last­ing …
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Interview with Cebisa Mahlukwana, a 2008 South Africa Field Study Program student


I recently had the oppor­tu­nity to inter­view Cebisa Mahluk­wana, a mem­ber of the 2008 South Africa Field Study Pro­gram. At the con­clu­sion of the pro­gram, Cebisa was awarded a schol­ar­ship to attend North­east­ern Uni­ver­sity to ful­fill his MBA, which he will begin in the fall. Upon doing addi­tional research on the TSiBA grad­u­ate, I dis­cov­ered …
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Net Impact Spring 2012 Semester


This semes­ter, the under­grad­u­ate chap­ter of Net Impact worked to pro­vide inter­ac­tive and socially minded ini­tia­tives for its mem­bers and the North­east­ern com­mu­nity. Two of the most impact­ful and inter­ac­tive ini­tia­tives stem from Grameen Amer­ica which prompted stu­dents to under­take two inter­est­ing sim­u­la­tions of poverty: the $27 chal­lenge and the Live on $5 a day …
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