SEI Students volunteer at the Boston Food Project's in Roxbury, MA
In This Issue
▪ From the Founder & Executive Director
▪ Faculty Spotlight
▪ News & Student Spotlight
▪ Upcoming Events
▪ Internships & Co-ops
▪ SEI Student Association
▪ Contact Us
From the Founder & Executive Director
Veronika Scott and The Empowerment Plan for Detroit
By Professor Dennis R. Shaughnessy
As a graduate of The University of Michigan, I make it a point to read as much as I can about what’s happening these days in Detroit. The news has been anything but good lately; a painful bankruptcy filing, a middle class exodus continuing to shrink the city’s population, abandoned buildings leading to entire neighborhoods without residents, and a near complete breakdown of public services. There are now more than 20,000 homeless men, women and children living on the streets and in shelters of this once booming industrial city. While something as big and as important as the once great city of Detroit is difficult to label hopeless or beyond repair, at times it appears to be just that.
Read more here.
Bill Gates 2.0: an Example of Social Entrepreneurship?
By Dr. Sophie Bacq
Last spring, we had the opportunity to discuss the role of “reverse innovation”. This concept, coined by Dr. Vijay Govindarajan refers to ultra low-cost, high quality and universal access innovation that addresses the most persistent problems of deprived populations in urban and rural areas of the developing world, and is then brought “back” to developed countries
Read more here.
SEI Graduates, many of which are currently working in social enterprise
News & Student Spotlight
▪ SEI Alum Mike Behan returns to Kenya for a fellowship with Root Capital.
▪ Learn about Kate Pipa's involvement in the 2013 Ride Against AIDS.
▪ Esther Chou chronicles the career path of recent graduates who strive to incorporate social entrepreneurship in their private sector careers.
▪ Learn about Matt Forest's co-op at the Small Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund.
▪ Shannon Clark reflects upon the key takeaways from the 2013 South Africa Field Study Program
FACE AIDS 2013 Community Conference
The 2013 FACE AIDS Community Conference is an opportunity for students to convene with other FACE AIDs chapters from around the country and gain skills for fundraising, event-planning, campus organizing, and advocacy. The conference will take place at Northeastern University from Thursday, October 10th through the evening of Saturday, October 12th. Click here to register.
Millennium Campus Conference
The 5th annual Millennium Campus Conference will take place on November 1-2nd, at Northeastern University and bring together over 1,000 student leaders from around the globe to reaffirm our generation’s commitment to reducing extreme poverty and achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Click here to register.
Northeastern University Day of Service
Northeastern's Annual Day of Service takes place this year on Saturday, October 5th. Join 500+ fellow huskies in volunteer projects all over the city of Boston. Please pre-register to for specific projects here.
Nonprofit and Government Networking Night
Interested in learning what it’s like to work for a non-profit and want to make contacts in the field? Meet Northeastern alums and others working for nonprofits in the greater Boston area — many of which are actively recruiting for volunteer, internship and full time jobs. The networking session will take place on Wednesday, October 9, 5:30pm – 7:00pm Contact Northeastern Career Services at email@example.com for more information.
Accion International, a renowned international microfinance organization, seeks a Human Resources Intern to assist in a variety of special projects, including administrative tasks, auditing and updating various HR systems, and assisting with research. Click here for more information.
City Year Boston is looking for an energetic, self-directed, and organized Development Operations Assistant to support the operations of the development department by providing event planning support, research prospects, and produce comprehensive research reports. For more information, click here.
Mt. Auburn Associates
Mt. Auburn Associates, a consulting firm that works with public, nonprofit, and philanthropic clients on projects in the areas of economic, community, and workforce development, seeks a paid part-time intern interested in social policy. Responsibilities include conducting a broad range of research that will support ongoing evaluation and strategic planning projects. Learn more about the position here.
Root Cause seeks a part-time Intern to support to the Youth Violence Prevention Collaborative. The YVP Collaborative takes a public health approach to youth violence prevention through three issue-based working groups: workforce development and education, youth development and mentoring, and family supports and mental health. The intern will support research, analysis, and development of client/partner deliverables. To apply and learn more about the Youth Violence Prevention Collaborative, click here.
The SEI Student Association: Meetings every Thursday from 6:00-7:00pm in 107 Robinson Hall
Open Mic Night at Haley House Bakery Café
On Thursday, October 3rd, the SEI Student Association will hold their weekly meeting at Haley House Bakery. Come from 6:00pm - 9:00pm to support this local social enterprise while enjoying live music, readings, and film screenings.
The Pine Street Inn
Join the SEI Student Association on October 13 from 4:30pm-6:30pm for a volunteer opportunity at the Pine Street Inn, an organization that provides housing and employment opportunities for the homeless population in Boston. Please register here.
For more information, contact Aline Beylerian at firstname.lastname@example.org
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