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Andrew Cabasso: A New York lawyer with a love for development

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A short while ago, I had the chance to inter­view Andrew Cabasso, a North­east­ern alumni class of 2009, and recent grad­u­ate of Fordham’s School of Law. Prior to speak­ing with him, I looked a lit­tle bit into his expe­ri­ences whilst at North­east­ern Uni­ver­sity, specif­i­cally with the Social Enter­prise Insti­tute where I dis­cov­ered that, as an …
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Net Impact Spring 2012 Semester

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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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Net Impact Members Simulate the Grameen Bank Experience

This spring, Net Impact is chal­leng­ing its mem­bers to sim­u­late the expe­ri­ence of a Grameen Bank bor­rower. The inspi­ra­tion for this project is derived from the first micro-loan Muham­mad Yunus issued in 1976 to a group of poor women in Jobra, Bangladesh. The small loan of just $27 ended the groups’ reliance on ruth­less money­len­ders, …
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