Social Enterprise Institute September 2013 Newsletter In This Issue ▪ From the Founder & Executive Director▪ Faculty Spotlight▪ News & Student Spo

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Social Enterprise Institute September 2013 Newsletter

2013-09-14 12.41.19

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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.


Faculty Spotlight

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.

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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

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Upcoming Events

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 for more information.

Internships & Co-ops


Accion International

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

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

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

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Disclaimer: The content of this newsletter is developed by SEI undergraduate students. Submissions are solicited and in some cases edited by students, with the guidance of SEI’s staff. Nothing herein has been specifically endorsed by the DMSB

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