Social Entrepreneur Corps

Awards and Recognition
“I really liked the structure of Social Entrepreneur Corps that allows interns to work independently—something that truly made me feel like a part of the team. I cannot thank Social Entrepreneur Corps enough for all of their help, guidance and making this summer an experience I’ll never forget.”- Matthew O., Duke University, Nicaragua

Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of South Carolina
In October 2012, co-founder Greg Van Kirk visited USC as the International Social Entrepreneur in Residence. Click here to learn more.

Semi-Finalists in the Ashoka Changemakers Financial Inclusion Contest
In October 2012, our sister organization CE Solutions was named a semi-finalist in the Ashoka Changemakers and G2012 Mexico Financial Inclusion contest. To read our entry, click here.
World Technology Awards Winner
In October 2012, co-founder Greg Van Kirk was named the winner of the World Technology Award in Social Enterpreneurship. To read more, click here.
Miami University's Fulbright Social Entrepreneurship Seminar for Afghan Students
In September 2012, co-founder Greg Van Kirk gave the keynote address at the 2012 Fulbright Social Entrepreneurship Seminar for Afghan Students at Miami University's Farmer School of Business. Click here to read more about the event from CNBC.
CE Solutions wins the Irish Impact Community Partner Award
In September 2012 at the Inaugural Irish Impact Social Enterpreneurship Conference at the University of Notre Dame, our sister organization CE Solutions was honored with the Irish Impact Community Partner Award. To read more about the Irish Impact conference, click here.
Greg Van Kirk Named Social Entrepreneur of the Year
In April 2012, co-founder Greg Van Kirk was named Social Enterpreneur of the Year for Latin America by the Schwab Foundation at the World Economic Forum. Click here to read the press release from the event.
Greg Van Kirk Speaks at TEDxBYU
In April 2012, co-founder Greg Van Kirk spoke at TEDxBYU about the MicroConsigment Model. To watch his presentation, click here.
CE Solutions Featured in Beverly Schwartz's New Book
In April 2012, Beverly Schwartz published a new book entitled Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World, which contains a chapter on the MicroConsignment Model. Click here to learn more about the book and order a copy.

Greg Van Kirk Speaks at TEDxUNC
In January 2012, co-founder Greg Van Kirk presented at TEDxUNC. He spoke on the topic of "Social Entrepreneurship: You are the Relative Expert." Click here to watch his talk.

Social Enterpreneur in Residence at Marquette University
In November 2011, co-founder Greg Van Kirk visited Marquette University as their Fall 2011 Social Entrepreneur in Residence. To read more about social innovation at Marquette, click here.
The MicroConsignment Model in Forbes
In May 2011, the MicroConsignment Model was featured in the Forbes 'CIO Central' Blog in an article titled "Social Entrepreneurship: The MicroConsignment Model." Click here to read the article.
George "Bucky" Glickley Featured in "Young Alumni: Ahead of Their Time" in ASU Magazine
In May 2011, co-founder Bucky Glickley was featured in ASU Magazine's story on young alumni who are ahead of their time. To read Bucky's column, click here.
Greg Van Kirk Named Ashoka U Social Impact Advisor
In April 2011, co-founder Greg Van Kirk was named a social impact advisor to Ashoka U. Click here to read more about Ashoka U's advisors.
Social Entrepreneur in Residence at University of San Diego
In April 2011, co-founder Greg Van Kirk traveled to the University of San Diego as the Social Entrepreneur in Residence. To read more about the program, click here.
Semi-Finalist in Buckminster Fuller Challenge
In March 2011, our sister organization CE Solutions was named a semi-finalist in the Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Click here to read about the challenge and our entry.
Center for MicroConsignment Recognized as Ashoka U Innovation Award Winner
In February 2011, the Center for MicroConsignment, a collaboration between our sister organization CE Solutions and Miami University, was selected as an Inaugural Innovation Award Winner by Ashoka U. To read more about the awards, click here.
The MicroConsignment Model Featured in The New York Times
In January 2011, author Tina Rosenberg wrote about the MicroConsignment Model and our sister organization CE Solutions in her 'Fixes' column for The New York Times. She also wrote a follow-up column about Social Entrepreneur Corps. Click here and here to read the two articles.
Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Arizona State University
In November 2010, co-founder Greg Van Kirk visited ASU as Social Entrepreneur in Residence. To read more about his visit, click here.
George "Bucky" Glickley Talks Social Entrepreneurship With ASU
In November 2010, co-founder Bucky Glickley spoke with his alma mater Arizona State University about social entrepreneurship and the MicroConsignment Model. Click here to read more and listen to the interview.
Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Indiana University
In November 2010, co-founder Greg Van Kirk traveled to Indiana University as Social Entrepreneur in Residence. To read more about the Kelley Institute for Social Impact at IU, click here.
CE Solutions Announces Partnership with Warby Parker
In October 2010, our sister organization CE Solutions announced a strategic partnership with eyeglasses company Warby Parker. Read more about our partnership in Matchbook Mag.
Two Guatemalan Regional Coordinators Recognized as Community Leaders
In September 2010, Yoly and Clara, our coordinators in the Sacatepéquez region of Guatemala, were honored as "Unspoken Heroes" in a ceremony recognizing individuals creating a positive impact for their fellow community members. To read more about Yoly and Clara, click here.

Soluciones Comunitarias Wins Ashoka Changemakers Social Business Award
In August 2010, Soluciones Comunitarias, the Guatemalan social enterprise established by our sister organization CE Solutions, won the Ashoka Changemakers and Artemisia Leveraging Business for Social Change Competition. Click here to read more.

Community Enterprise Solutions on CNNMoney
In August 2010, co-founder Greg Van Kirk was interviewed by Poppy Harlow of CNN Money about our MicroConsignment Model. Click here to watch the interview.
Greg Van Kirk Invited to Participate in Clinton Global Initiative
In July 2010, in recognition of the work of our sister organization CE Solutions, co-founder Greg Van Kirk was invited to attend the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York City. To read more about CGI, click here.
Greg Van Kirk Joins Ashoka/Siemens Siftung Community Impact Development Group
In July 2010, co-founder Greg Van Kirk was invited to join the Ashoka/Siemens Siftung Community Impact Development Group (CIDG), which was then called the Social Business Development Group. Click here to learn more about CIDG.
George "Bucky" Glickley Invited to Clinton Global Initiative University
In April 2010, co-founder Bucky Glickley was invited to attend the 2010 CGI U conference in Miami. The third annual CGI U meeting brought together students, university presidents, and national youth organizations to create and implement Commitments to Action. To learn more about CGI U, click here.
Greg Van Kirk's MicroConsignment Article Published in Innovations Journal
In January 2010, co-founder Greg Van Kirk's article entitled "The MicroConsignment Model - Bridging the 'Last Mile' of Access to Products and Services for the Rural Poor" was published in Innovations Journal. Learn more about Innovations Journal here and download Greg's article here.
Greg Van Kirk Named Ashoka Globalizer
In January 2010, co-founder Greg Van Kirk was selected as an Ashoka Globalizer. The Ashoka Globalizer identifies the Fellows within the Ashoka network with the greatest potential for catalyzing global systems change. Click here to read Greg's Globalizer profile.
Greg Van Kirk Named Ashoka-Lemelson Fellow
In March 2008, co-founder Greg Van Kirk was selected as an Ashoka-Lemelson Fellow. The Ashoka-Lemelson partnership "aims to find, support, and celebrate social innovators whose technologies offer fresh, effective approaches to advancing social change." Read Greg's profile here.

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