Kids with Biz Skills

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Biz Kids Citizens Schools’ apprenticeship aims to teach 8th grade students the concept of social entrepreneurship and the importance of working towards a socially-minded goal while still making profit. Throughout the semester, the students have learned about microfinance through a simulation of Grameen Bank’s group– lending model. They have studied a wide variety of socially […]

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11th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference had something for everyone

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The 11th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference took place at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business on November 5, 6 and 7. Over the course of two and a half days, 110 researchers from more than 20 countries around the world presented and discussed their latest research on a variety of topics that included strategies for […]

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Looking Ahead to 2015: Some Suggestions for the Next Set of Development Goals

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The coming year is an important one for global development.  I thought I’d offer a thought on the topic from the perspective of social enterprise and the role of the private sector in addressing poverty and its attendant conditions. The Millennium Development Goals were adopted in 2000 under the United Nations auspices with a 15 year […]

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Social entrepreneurship’s global impact

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Posted on November 12, 2014 by Greg St. Martin, Northeastern News. North­eastern con­vened more than 110 scholars and prac­ti­tioners from around the world for a con­fer­ence last week that explored the latest research in social entre­pre­neur­ship and the aca­d­emic, entre­pre­neurial, and prac­tical expe­ri­ence stu­dents gain from immersing them­selves in the social enter­prise sector. » Read the full […]

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Doing Good and Doing Well

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Growing up I always had an underlying desire for service.  My parents taught me the most important aspect of life is to help others.  My most distant memories from my adolescence is doing service work through my church’s youth program.  My mom was in charge of the kitchen for the homeless shelter at the church.  […]

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Organized Confusion: Dominican Republic & Cuba Field Study 2014

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Wait, why is socialism bad again?” I bet I heard someone say that or was it a quiet voice at the back of my head? We were walking away from an art store to our bus in a small community in Las Terrazas, in Artemisa province in Cuba.  We had visited the community in the […]

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