October 2013 Newsletter In This Issue ▪ From the Founder & Executive Director▪ Faculty Spotlight▪ Enterprise Spotlight▪ News & Student Spotlight

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October 2013 Newsletter

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John Wood, Founder of Room to Read speaking at SEI's Lecture Series on October 21st.

In This Issue

From the Founder & Executive Director
Faculty Spotlight
Enterprise Spotlight
News & Student Spotlight
Upcoming Events
Co-op Opportunities
Internship & Job Opportunities
Contact Us

From the Director

Empowering Poor Women with Affordable Sanitary Pads

By Dennis Shaughnessy

Only 2% of women in India use sanitary products during their monthly cycle. Nine of every ten women instead use rags, plastics, san and ash to manage their period. This leads to pain, infection, and maternal health complications, along with embarrassment and lowered self-esteem. Many women suffer through an “unclean” period in which they limit their interactions with others, withdraw from whatever work they may have, and suffer through the emotional pain associated with the absence of basic human dignity.

Read more here.


Faculty Spotlight

Mobile Schools: Where Street Kids and Execs Find a Win-Win

By Dr. Sophie Bacq

As a grad­u­ate from the Uni­ver­sité Catholique de Lou­vain and Belgium native, I am very excited to spot­light Mobile School. This social entre­pre­neur­ship story started in 1996 when Arnoud Raskin, its founder, returned to Belgium after six months in Colombia as an edu­ca­tor, deter­mined to make a change in the daily life of street kids.

Read more here.


3Qs with Professor Gordon Adomdza

By Esther Chou

With five field studies under his belt, Professor Gordon Adomdza is now a seasoned veteran in leading students abroad to research and develop tools for the base of the pyramid (BOP). In the recent decade, designers have been using the human centered design (HCD) process at the BOP as a new tool to solve old problems.

Read more here.


Enterprise Spotlight

Click here for a recap of our October Lecture Series event featuring John Wood, the founder of Room to Read.
Learn about Lumni, an innovative social enterprise that is revolutionizing college access in the developing world.
Love Warby Parker? Check out Harry's Razors, a social enterprise that empowers veterans through the provision of employment opportunities.


Justice Albie Sachs Sachs at the Moakley Court House in Boston (c) Stanford Daily

News & Student Spotlight

Justice Albie Sachs shared his insights on how societal transformation in South Africa was crucial in achieving peace.
Read about a social enterprise student's perspective on Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.
SEI Alums Shilpi Roongta and Sheel Shah partner to raise money to expand access to clean water in Orissa, India.

Upcoming Events

Pan­era Cares: The Power of Com­pas­sion in Busi­ness

Kate Antonacci, Director of Societal Initiatives at Panera Cares will speak at the Social Enterprise Institute's Lecture Series on Tuesday, October 29th. To register and find more information check out our new interactive events calendar: Search by event title or event type, display in list or calendar view, and submit your own event!


SEI Student Assocation: Volunteer at Rosie's Place

Join the SEI Student Association for a volunteer opportunity on Tuesday, November 19 from 4:00-7:00pm. Students will prepare and serve dinner at Rosie's Place, a shelter for homeless women in Boston. To register, please click here.

Millennium Campus Conference

The 5th annual Millennium Campus Conference will be held at Northeastern University on November 1-2, 2013. MCC2013 is a con­fer­ence focused on stu­dent orga­niz­ing around the United Nations Mil­len­nium Devel­op­ment Goals. The week­end is designed to pro­vide atten­dees with the knowl­edge, skills, inspi­ra­tion and space for crit­i­cal self-reflection they need as stu­dent lead­ers to effec­tively exe­cute their on-campus and over­seas projects in the com­ing year. MCC is also a place for those inter­ested in becom­ing part of the stu­dent move­ment to end global poverty.


Social Entrepreneurship Institute

Presented by Unite For Sight, the Social Entrepreneurship Institute provides mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development. In addition to unique interactive sessions by leaders in global health and social entrepreneurship, the Institute also includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner networking receptions with the speakers. The event will take place on December 6, 2013 in New Haven, CT.


Girls Night Out Fundraiser for Room to Read

Wear your flapper attire, your favorite bling or come as you are for a night of fun, networking and friendship! The evening includes light appetizers, a cash bar and the opportunity to help break the cycle of poverty through the education of children. All profits will benefit Room to Read’s Girls’ Education program.


Co-op Opportunities

The following co-op opportunities are available during the Spring 2014 co-op cycle. Students may view the job descriptions in NEUCool; if qualified and interested, students should first speak with their co-op coordinator for consideration. Students are welcome to meet with Esther Chewning during her walk-in hours, as noted on her online advisor calendar, for more information after obtaining a cross-referral.


Internships & Job Opportunities

United Way Youth Venture Mentorship

Youth Venture is designed to be a youth led and initiated program that truly puts young people at the helm of their learning and discovery. And as a mentor, your role is crucial in helping them to succeed in this process. With the support of United Way staff and other mentors that will be part of your "team", you will find this opportunity just as rewarding as the young people who you will be matched with. To access the volunteer application, click here.


Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools is seeking an Operations Manager, for their Boston office. The Operations Manager will play a critical role in supporting high quality program delivery and operations at five middle schools in the Boston Public School District and one middle school in Chelsea Public Schools. The Operations Manager is a full-time position located in Citizen Schools Massachusetts State Office, located in downtown Boston, MA, and will report to the Managing Director of ELT Partnerships. To apply, click here.


The Center for Women and Enterprise

The Center for Women & Enterprise's (CWE) mission is to empower women to become economically self-sufficient and prosperous through entrepreneurship. CWE is seeking a Program Assistant to support comprehensive business assistance for female entrepreneurs. The Program Assistant is responsible for providing general administrative support for the Boston office of CWE and supporting all of the programs. Primary responsibilities include handling all telephone calls and inquiries, data entry, scheduling, client registration and preparation of materials for training programs. For more information, click here.


MassChallenge is seeking a Business Development Intern to help with administrative tasks, managing relationships with current sponsors and partners, researching potential sponsors and partners, and running programs related to business development within MassChallenge. Click here to apply.


TDC Nonprofit Consulting

TDC Nonprofit Consulting is seeking an Associate Consultant to join their team. Associate Consultants staff multiple client engagements simultaneously, and have the opportunity to work with a variety of TDC’s upper-level consultants. They support project teams of two to three in research, analysis, and client-facing capacities. Associate Consultant’s engagements span TDC’s portfolio of work with individual organizations, foundations, and sector-wide research projects. To apply, click here.

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October Lecture Series with John Wood

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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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