SEI 2014 Holiday Newsletter In This Issue ▪ From the Founder & Executive Director▪ Faculty Spotlight▪ Citizen Schools Spotlight▪ News & Spotlight

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SEI 2014 Holiday Newsletter

In This Issue

From the Founder & Executive Director
Faculty Spotlight
Citizen Schools Spotlight
News & Spotlight
Upcoming Events
Alumni Corner
Contact Us

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From the Founder & Executive Director

Looking Ahead to 2015: Some Suggestions for the Next Set of Development Goals

by Dennis R. Shaughnessy

The coming year is an important one for global development. I thought I’d offer a thought on the topic from the perspective of social enterprise and the role of the private sector in addressing poverty and its attendant conditions. >> read more


Faculty Spotlight

11th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference had something for everyone

by Sophie Bacq, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation D'Amore McKim School of Business

Over the course of two and a half days, 110 researchers from more than 20 countries around the world presented and discussed their latest research on a variety of topics. >> read more


Citizen Schools Spotlight

Kids with Biz Skills
by Estefania Arenas

Biz Kids Citizens Schools’ apprenticeship aims to teach 8th grade students the concept of social entrepreneurship and the importance of working towards a socially-minded goal while still making profit. Throughout the semester, the students have learned about microfinance through a simulation of Grameen Bank’s group-lending model. >> read more

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Picture taken by Northeastern University: Caitlin and Matt accepting the GO boarding passes!

News & Spotlight

The President's Co-op
by Caitlin Morelli and Matthew Bilotti
An inside look into the selection process of NU's first Global Officers. >> read here

Voices of Global Entrepreneurship Week
Check out what students had to say about Global E-Week. >>
read here

Millennials are rising to the challenge; investors are too
by Ali Matalon
Read reflections on how Millenials are rising to become both successful and socially conscious for a sustainable future. >> read here

Why not just call it business?
by Samantha Odreman
Check out how there's a new era of sustainable change in corporate strategies and capital markets for our global community. >> read here

Igniting Innovation: Summit on Social Entrepreneurship
by Lexy von Keszycki and Will McAneny
Representing the Social Enterprise Institute Student Association at Harvard’s Igniting Innovation Summit on Social Entrepreneurship, the largest undergraduate-run conference on social innovation in the world. >> read here

“Social Entrpereneurship in Mexico”
by Anahi Santoyo

A new major in social entrepreneurship develops in Mexico City. >> read here

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Upcoming Events

Biz Kids WOW!
Tuesday, December 2nd 4:30- 6:00 p.m.
Northeastern University: Curry Student Center, Indoor Quad.
On sale: iPhone cases, Winter Hats, T-shirts and more!
Check it out, here.

City Awake
December 4th- 13th
Boston's Social Impact Festival
10 days. 100+ partners. 1 city.
Check out the events, here.



SAP and Net Impact: Impactathon
In partnership with software leader SAP, Net Impact’s Impactathon is a lively, 1-day innovation challenge that combines design thinking and social impact. Over the course of a day, teams of students and professionals will come up with creative solutions to a local issue related to education. No prior experience necessary – and it's free!
Apply here.

Clinton Global Initiative University: make a commitment, earn a spot. Deadline is today! Apply here.

Become a Campus Advocate for Change with One Acre Fund! Apply here.

D-Prize Competition
A call to the world’s boldest entrepreneurs. Can you design a new social enterprise and solve one of D-Prize’s distribution challenges? If selected, up to $20K is awarded to launch your pilot. Deadline: December 12, 2014
More details here.

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Alumni Corner

Alumni Interview with Olivia Allen, Teach for America

"Besides bearing witness to their crazy, sometimes disgusting, but generally endearing behavior, one of the most fun things so far has been starting a college and professional pen pal program for my students. In the first week of school, I found that most couldn’t name one college. A few emails and Facebook posts later, I had about 50 professionals and current college students sign up to correspond with my students about their goals, and expose them to different college and professional pathways... >>read here.

Learn by Doing: My Experience at SEGA Girls Secondary School
by Dana Droller
When I came to Northeastern as a freshman in August 2009, I was excited about living in Boston, making new friends, and figuring out what I wanted to do with my life. I had no idea what I wanted to do when I graduated, and thought of myself working in the hospitality or social service industry. I never would have guessed that I would instead, end up in Tanzania working for a secondary school for vulnerable girls... >> read here

Happy Holidays to all our readers!

SEI wants to send a special holiday greeting to all the students, faculty- members, industry leaders and interested individuals that our read our monthly newsletter, participate in our activities and attend our events. It is with your support that we are encouraged to continue the work we do.

In spirit of the holidays, consider donating to SEI! Wishing you all the best for the remainder of this year and the upcoming year!‎

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

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