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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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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