- Learn “How She Does It” with Young Women Social Entrepreneurs, featuring Caitlin Kelley, founder of Africa Volunteer Corps, Monday, October 15th from 6:30-8:30 pm in NYC. Hurry up and secure your ticket for a chance to hear this unique young woman’s story about how she fought to inspire change in the Tanzanian community. Her experiences will undoubtedly relate to issues common to anyone looking to startup an international groundbreaking project.
- Happy seventh birthday Kiva! Are you a Kiva lender in New York City? The Kiva Lending Team is celebrating its seventh year working to empower entrepreneurs all around the world and you are invited to join the party. Located at the Central Bar in NYC on October 20th, come celebrate with Kiva and leaders, lenders, and friends. Ticket proceeds from the event will help support the New York Lending Team’s non-withdrawable fund, which has already made over 2,500 loans through Kiva and will continue to reach more entrepreneurs in need.
- The Dell Education Challenge is a competition for university students with ideas focused on solving challenges in education. Not a university student, but still want to participate? Dell is always looking for people who want to volunteer as mentors, sponsors, and judges. Not only does your project’s entry guarantee your participation in the 2013 Dell Social Innovation Challenge, the Grand Prize offers a hefty reward in the form of $10,000. Entries are due by October 24th so visit Dell’s page to register and start getting your thinking caps on.
- Attention changemakers based in Latin America—Agora Partnerships is seeking entrepreneurs with a high potential for positive impact. This is a highly motivated recruitment effort for individuals to join a community of entrepreneurs who are changing the role of business in their society. Are you an entrepreneur with an early-stage company in Latin America that has the powerful potential to solve social, economic, or environmental problems in the community? Do you think you have what it takes or do you know someone that might? Spread the word or apply now for the opportunity to join Agora’s Class of ‘13!
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.