Social Entrepreneur Corps

Diverse Strategic Partnerships
“I was blessed by the relationships formed with Ecuadorians and interns alike and will forever be changed due to the love and friendship of these incredible people. I am so thankful for my time spent in Ecuador and will treasure the memories made and lessons learned for the rest of my life.”- Cate T., University of North Carolina, Ecuador

Overview College and University Partners               College and University Partner Testimonials

Warby Parker Overview
High-impact social entrepreneurship requires a team effort. Through both Social Entrepreneur Corps and our non profit Community Enterprise Solutions we have formed strong, strategic relationships where everyone both adds and derives value. For example, we have a long-standing relationship with Warby Parker who provides us with glasses form our MicroConsignment Model through their “one for one” program. We partner with social impact solutions providers such as Vision Spring, Barefoot Power and Basic Water Needs. We work with foundations and funding supporters such as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the IFC and Levi Strauss Foundation. And we are part of the Schwab Foundation, Ashoka and Lemelson Foundation networks. And of course we work with dozens and dozens of local, grassroots organizations.

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College and University Partners

Most importantly for you we have strong relationships with college and university partners. Following is a list of our partners in alphabetical order. If you are attending one of our partner schools please click on the name to learn relevant information about the applications process, potential credits, and financial support.

Cornell University
Duke University – Duke Engage
Franklin & Marshall College
Georgetown University
Miami University
Northwestern University
The College of William and Mary
University of Connecticut
University of Maryland
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
University of Notre Dame
University of South Carolina

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Our University Partners section of the site is being updated through 9.27.13. Please contact us with any question during that time!

Cornell University

Cornell University:
Please apply online and contact Debra Lynn Moesch at dlm8@cornell.edu to inform her that you have applied. Cornell University students may be eligible for limited financial support.

Cornell University students traditionally participate in the Guatemala programs.

DukeEngage

Duke University - DukeEngage: Duke Center for Civic Engagement (DCCE) DukeEngage

Please apply directly through   http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/engage/proposal.html

DukeEngage students traditionally participate in the 8 Week Social Impact Immersion Programs in Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Franklin and Marshall College

Franklin and Marshall College: The Ware Institute
Please apply online and contact Dr. Susan Dicklitch at susan.dicklitch@fandm.edu to inform her that you have applied. Franklin and Marshall students may be eligible for limited financial support. This is an accredited program. 

Franklin and Marshall students traditionally participate in the 8 Week Social Impact Immersion Program in Ecuador.

Georgetown University

Georgetown University: Office of International Programs/ GU Impacts
Please apply online directly through the GU Impacts website, www.guimpacts.org and contact Amanda Delp at abd35@georgetown.edu to inform her that you have applied. Georgetown students may be eligible for limited financial support for specific programs.

Georgetown students traditionally participate in the 8 Week Social Impact Immersion Programs in Nicaragua and Ecuador.

Miami University

Miami University: Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Please apply online and contact Brian Bergman at bergmabj@muohio.edu to inform him that you have applied. Miami students may be eligible for limited financial support and eligible for credit hours. 

Miami University students traditionally participate in any program or country where there is availability.

Northwestern University/ GESI

Northwestern University (GESI): Center for Global Engagement at the Buffett Center 

Please apply directly through:

Please contact Patrick Eccles, Assistant Director, Center for Global Engagement at the Buffett Center at patrick.eccles@northwestern.edu for additional information.

Northwestern students traditionally participate in the 8 Week Social Impact Immersion Program in the Dominican Republic.

The College of William and Mary

The College of William and Mary:
Please apply online and contact Elizabeth Miller at efmiller@wm.edu to inform her that you have applied. William and Mary students may be eligible for limited financial support.

William and Mary students traditionally participate in any program or country where there is availability.

University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut: Study Abroad Programs 
Please apply directly through https://studyabroad.uconn.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10348 

UConn students may be eligible for financial support. This program receives nine credit hours. 

UConn students traditionally participate in the 8 Week Social Impact Immersion Program in Guatemala.

uNIVERSITY OF mARYLAND

University of Maryland:
Please apply directly through UMD’s Education Abroad Office: http://ter.ps/umdsecorps . Maryland students receive academic credit for this program and may be eligible for limited financial support.

Maryland students traditionally partcipate in the 8 Week Social Impact Immersion Program in Nicaragua

University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico:
Please apply online and contact Dr. Manuel Montoya at mrmonto@unm.edu to inform him that you have applied. University of New Mexico students may be eligible for limited financial support.

University of New Mexico students traditionally participate in any program or country where there is availability.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill):
If you are a Morehead Cain Scholar please apply online and contact Julie DeVoe at julie_devoe@unc.edu or Karman Kent at karman_kent@unc.edu to inform them that you have applied. Morehead Cain Scholars may be eligible for limited financial support.

UNC (Chapel Hill) students traditionally participate in any program or country where there is availability.

University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame:
If you are a student enrolled at the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Mendoza College of Business (Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies), please apply online and contact Melissa Paulsen at mpaulse1@nd.edu to inform her that you have applied. Notre Dame students may be eligible for  financial support. 

If you are an SIBC member please contact Monica Laidig at Monica.S.Laidig.3@nd.edu to inform her that you have applied. SIBC members may be eligible for limited financial support.

Notre Dame students from both Entrepreneurial Studies and SIBC traditionally participate in any program or country where there is availability.

University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina:
Please apply online and contact Carolyn Jones at jonescs@moore.sc.edu to inform her that you have applied. University of South Carolina students may be eligible for limited financial support.

University of South Carolina students traditionally participate in any program or country where there is availability.

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College and University Partner Testimonials

"Our relationship with Social Entrepreneur Corps is now nearly five years old, and we value it very much. Our belief in DukeEngage is that student transformation comes when they are fully immersed in an issue and community. The Social Entrepreneur Corps model achieves this as well as any program I know. Through intensive  language instruction, homestays and student involvement in theMicroConsignment Model, their programs have had a huge impact on our students and the communities they serve."
- Eric Mlyn, Ph.D., Executive Director, DukeEngage, Duke University

“Social Entrepreneur Corps offers students a unique opportunity to make a real difference in the world. Their partnership program with Franklin & Marshall College in Ecuador has allowed our students to engage in intensive community-based learning experiences bridging the gulf between theory and practice in a real and meaningful way.”
- Susan Dicklitch, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the College, Director, The Ware Institute for Civic Engagement, Franklin & Marshall College

"At the Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Miami University we research and study a broad scope of social entrepreneurship models. The combined impact that the MicroConsignment Model and Social Entrepreneur Corps create is a true rarity. Rarely do we come across such elegant models for alleviating poverty that are both highly-scalable and empower everyone involved in such a high quality manner." 
- Brett Smith, Ph.D., Founder and Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Miami University

“Some business ideas are so straightforward and make so much sense that you wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?”This is definitely the case with the MicroConsignment Model. When our students heard Greg Van Kirk present the model, it made perfect sense to them;the idea in itself was entrepreneurial and encouraged entrepreneurial activity in rural communities. The model provides the training and tools for micro-entrepreneurs to sustain their businesses, as well as purchasing power, which can then be used to spur economicdevelopment in their own communities. Our students keep mentioning the model because it just makes sense.”
- Melissa A. Paulsen, Social Entrepreneurship Program, University of Notre Dame

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