- Build your knowledge and experience with social ventures and maximize your social impact when you enroll in University of Florida’s experiential remote course “Venture Planning for Social Entrepreneurs”. UF has partnered with Ashoka’s Youth Venture to offer this fantastic opportunity for students to earn credits and address a social, environmental or economic problem that is close to their heart.
- Join the conversation on SocialChange.is and share your ideas, your stories, and lessons you have learned on your journey for social change. This site will give you the opportunity to discuss and learn about the other’s social initiatives on an innovative and new social platform.
- Ashoka Changemakers is offering full scholarships for 3 innovators for “Technology, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship”, an online course offered through TechChange and the Amani Institute. Applications are open through September 17th.
- Mashable has announced its Social Good Summit, which will be held September 22nd-24th in NYC. Mashable, one of this generation’s leaders in social media and technology is excited to facilitate discussions about how social connectivity is going to change the world as well as women’s economic empowerment, citizen involvement in media, global health, and other topics in social good. Purchase tickets for the event today! Can’t make the commute? Then Take Action and create your own Mashable Meetup.
- Echoing Green has compiled a preview of Jonathan Lewis’ video series “iOnPoverty”. Check out the blog for candid, honest, and helpful advice for aspiring changemakers on topics including sacrifices, purpose, happiness, generational differences, failure, and humility.
- Al Bruno, cofounder of the Global Social Incubator shares “10 Life-Or-Death Lessons for Social Entrepreneurs”. As a guest writer for Forbes, Bruno shares his knowledge of business and social entrepreneurship for a bunch of great tips for anyone looking to develop a successful business plan.
I am currently working towards a BS in Information Design and Corporate Communication at Bentley University. Before college, I hadn’t any idea where I wanted life to take me so I decided to just let the wind blow me around a bit. The following summer, I shipped myself off to Romania through Learning Enterprises where I volunteered running English camps. The children I met there made me realize how much just one hello, one meal, or one hug can really grow change in someone’s life. After coming back to the US I’ve been keeping myself busy working odd jobs, studying and taking every opportunity I can to mesh my business degree with my love for positive change.