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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SEEED Summit Recap


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


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


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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