January 2014 Newsletter In This Issue ▪ From the Founder & Executive Director▪ Enterprise Spotlight▪ News & Student Spotlight▪ Upcoming Events▪

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January 2014 Newsletter

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Miguel Granier, Founder and Managing Director of Invested Development speaking at SEI's January Lecture Series

In This Issue

From the Founder & Executive Director
Enterprise Spotlight
News & Student Spotlight
Upcoming Events
Co-op Opportunities
Internship & Job Opportunities
Social Enterprise Review - New edition!
Contact Us

From the Director

“Breaking News: 85 People Own Half the World….”

By Dennis Shaughnessy

The latest story of global inequality comes from Oxfam International this week: 85 people own as much of the world’s wealth has the 3.5 billion poorest people, or the bottom half of the planet. As for inequality in the US: 95% of the income gaps in recent years have gone to the top 1% of the population, with one out of every five American children now living in poverty. A particularly telling example of inequality in the US is the fact that the six heirs to the Walmart fortune now own as much as the bottom one-sixth of Americans, or nearly 50 million people

Read more here.


Enterprise Spotlight


By Becky Darling

REMOTE (Reintegration, Education, Mentoring, Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship) is a social business focused on the entrepreneurial education of marginalized populations: incarcerated persons, those transitioning out of prison, and persons transitioning out of homelessness. The program consists of a six-month entrepreneurial education program, followed by a 2-3 month incubator program to get businesses off the ground, and finally a Microfinance institution to provide loans to the successful individuals of the program.

Read more here.

News & Spotlight

SEI February Lecture Series: B Corporations

Learn about how SEI alum Roshni Mirchandani DMSB '11 integrates technology into the classroom.
Read about SEI's 2012 grantee Cooperativa Agricola Chinantlan's latest harvest here.
A Letter of Appreciation for Esther Chou, Former Assistant Director of Programs. *Learn about Anahi Santoyo's six-month co-op at Heart Capital in Cape Town, South Africa.


Upcoming Events

SEI February Lecture Series: B Corporations

SEI will host Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder of B Lab for its February Lecture Series Event. B Lab is nonprofit that assesses and certifies businesses based on rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, 919 companies have taken steps to Certified B Corps from 28 countries and 60 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business. The event will take place on Thursday, February 20th, from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the Northeastern Alumni Center. Click here to register.

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela

On Thursday, January 30th, from 4:00 -5:30pm the Northeastern College of Social Sciences and Humanities will host an event in honor of the late Nelson Mandela in Blackman Auditorium. For more information, click here.

Internships & Job Opportunities


Partners In Health Summer 2014 Internship

PIH’s summer internship program is an excellent opportunity for a small number of young leaders and innovators to contribute, learn, and grow in their commitment to the movement for global health equity. Application materials are due February 14, 2014, at midnight EST. Click here for more information.

Who Says I Can't Foundation

The Who Says I Can't Foundation is seeking a part-time, paid intern for 10-12 hours per week. Specific responsibilities will include Researching and prospecting large donors and sustaining donors who want to make annual contributions and developing relationships with corporate sponsors. Interested candidates should contact Esther Chewning at e.chewning@neu.edu.

Social Enterprise Associates

Social Enterprise Associates is a consulting firm and a registered B Corp since 2010 that provides business driven ‘triple bottom line’ results – generating financial, social, and environmental returns. The firm seeks interns to help social enterprises raise the capital they need, develop business plans, increase sustainability, and advance towards success. Internships are de-centralized and virtual (i.e. outside an office), can be project based/part-time. These real world practical learning opportunities help organizations improve. All positions begin unpaid; credit may be arranged. Click here for more information.


Lend for America

Lend for America is a program for students to create Campus MFIs that serve their local campus communities. The 2014 Lend for America Fellowship will provide students with the opportunity to work at one of three domestic, student-run MFIs in Providence Rhode Island, Newark, New Jersey, or Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Apply here.


Ambassadors Program Volunteers at ACCION

Accion connects small business owners with the financing and support it takes to create or grow healthy businesses. Accion’s Ambassadors Volunteer Program sends dedicated individuals to host institutions to experience the impact that microfinance, impact investing and financial education can have on the lives of the working poor. Read more here.

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The Social Enterprise Review

The SE Review has issued its second edition! View it here.
To contribute to the SE Review, please check out our submission guidelines.

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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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