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Social Enterprise Institute May Newsletter

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In This Issue

From Our Director
News/Student Spotlight
Past Events/Dates
Internship Opportunities
Contact Us

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From Our Director

Dennis Shaughnessy

Awareness, Action and Social Entrepreneurship

KONY 2012. It’s been a hot discussion topic around many campuses, ours included, over the past several weeks. Is it a good or a bad thing that an organization like Invisible Children focuses on awareness, rather than action that leads to real change and lasting impact. Should we be concerned about how much donor money is invested in telling a tragic story, rather than changing the outcome of the story? Is the money being raised from young people across the United States “smart money” where the giver fully understands what she is really investing in?

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News/Student Spotlight

SEI says goodbye to some of our most influential seniors
Read about a uniquely local tour of
Langa Township that may change your life.
Learn more about The Hult Global Case Challenge offered by The Hult International Business School which is in the top 1% of international business schools.
Spring Break 2012 the Social Enterprise Institute Capstone Course, "Advanced studies in Social Entrepreneurship," explored cooperatives in Central America.
We interviewed Cebisa Mahlukwana, a 2008 South Africa Field Study alumni, a TSiBA student, and one of "South Africa’s 100 Brightest Young Minds."

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Read our recap of the initiatives our undergraduate chapter of Net Impact took this Spring 2012 semester.
It's been another successful semester volunteering for Citizen Schools. Read this recap of our Spring 2012 "Take Back the Kitchen" apprenticeship.
Read about the Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, including some perspectives of Elizabeth Leberman, Relationship Management Associate at Root Cause, who attended the conference.

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Past Events/Dates

Boston Food Project

On April 14, Net Impact and SEI led a team of ten students to volunteer for the Boston Food Project, a non-profit organization that employs youth and focuses on community improvement and outreach, along with education about health, leadership, and sustainable agriculture through the operation of 4 small farms.

SEEED Conference at Brown University

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. Read our review of the event written by SEI’s 2011 Hon­ors Schol­ars

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Internship Opportunities

New Profit is seeking a part-time intern in late June to support the launch of the Solutions Summit.
The Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL) is advertising on Idealist.org for an entrepreneurial undergrad or recent graduate to join the team this summer as an Access to Finance Intern.
Month of Microfinance is advertising internships for ACCION USA, Lend for America, Opportunity International, Investours, and OikoCredit USA.

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Contact Us

For all inquires, please con­tact the Social Enter­prise Insti­tute at sei@neu.edu

For more information, check out our
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