Nico Rodriguez and Habib El Magrissy Turn Capstone Project into a Reality

By Nico Rodriguez DRIP (Dominican Republic Irrigation Project) started as a capstone project for Advanced Studies in Social Entrepreneurship during the spring of 2013. The initial vision for the project included the installation of a drip irrigation system to increase the yields of the crops being grown in Mata Los Indios, Dominican Republic—and ultimately the incomes […]

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2013 Dominican Republic Field Study Program Summary

  By Rebecca Willett Just a few weeks ago, 31 SEI students completed a month-long field study program in the Dominican Republic. This trip marked the fifth year of the Social Enterprise Institute’s Dominican Republic Field Study program, and we are excited to count this one as another great success, alongside our partner microfinance organization, Esperanza […]

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Alumnus Update: Q&A with Kristen Paonessa

 By Olivia Allen  Kristen Paonessa, a 2012 graduate of Northeastern and an alumnus of SEI recently completed her first year as a Teach for America — Houston corps member. Learn more about Kristen’s challenges, successes, and key takeaways from her first year as a 6th and 8th grade reading teacher in the Houston Independent School District below. […]

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SEI Congratulates the Huntington 100

President Aoun meets the Huntington 100, photo taken by Brooks Canaday (Northeastern)

President Aoun congratulated Northeastern’s Top 100 Seniors and Juniors after the Academic Convocation on Thursday, April 18th. SEI sends our congratulations to these outstanding students in recognition of their service and contribution to the NU community and beyond. The Huntington 100 is a prestigious honor awarded to students that have been nominated by faculty, staff, and peers.

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Thokozile Mcopele: TSiBA Graduate Awarded Mandela Rhodes Scholarship


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Students Commit at Clinton Global Initiative University Conference


On April 5th, 13 students from the Social Enterprise Institute traveled to St. Louis, Missouri to take part in the Clinton Global Initiative University conference (CGIU). Over the weekend, they presented projects, interacted with students from around the country and world, and listened to leaders in the field such as Muhammad Yunus and Bill Clinton. Just […]

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