THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION

THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION

GCSEN News, Thought Leadership
Coming to a Campus Near You: Social Entrepreneurship Ed by Harv Hilowitz, August 20, 2018 Today, many higher education institutions are faced with declining enrollment, increasing tuitions and calls to infuse their degree tracks with more practical experiences for students, leading more directly to meaningful careers. At the same time, college students are searching for programs offering practical, academically rigorous work-related experiences that tie into their social consciousness as citizens of the world. Social entrepreneurship (SE) education, on campus and online, may offer a solution. SE 101. Social entrepreneurs are people who create businesses with the core intention to help mitigate a social problem, using the proceeds and spinoff services derived from that business. An example of an SE enterprise is the local thrift store operation that also acts as a…
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2018 Inner Compass Magazine

2018 Inner Compass Magazine

GCSEN News, Thought Leadership
2018 Inner Compass Magazine - Moving the World to a Better Place: Business, Social Entrepreneurship, and Social Good The Inner Compass is an annually published magazine complete with illustrations, data, visual graphics, as well as excerpts of real world case studies. Designed to transcend the static page and spur dynamic dialogue on key issues, the articles included link seamlessly to a multi-media portal. Through the use of these multi-media links the Inner Compass encourages debate and discussion as it focuses on creating value-based leadership as its readers analyze business, human rights, and social justice. Partnered with faculty, students, and alumni of Jesuit colleges and universities in over 112 countries, The Inner Compass is a companion publication to the Global Jesuit Case Series. The underlying objective of this and all the products we are developing is to…
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Mike Caslin Delivers Lectures at Fund for American Studies Event

Mike Caslin Delivers Lectures at Fund for American Studies Event

GCSEN News, Thought Leadership
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor Mike Caslin, The Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network's (GCSEN Foundation) Founder and President, delivered the keynote Dr. Lev Dobriansky Memorial Lecture at the Fund for American Studies (TFAS) conference in Washington DC. The event, for blue-chip undergrads enrolled in TFAS' seven core Institutes of study, is an annual Summer Institute conference, attended by students representing over one hundred colleges and universities from thirty countries. As the Distinguished Featured Lecturer for TFAS, Professor Caslin followed up his initial talk with one at George Mason University'sInstitute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service, Fairfax, VA. The topic of both lectures was "Social Entrepreneurship: An Essential Strategy for Success in a Comprehensive and Competitive Global Millennial Economy." Mike Caslin, currently Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at SUNY New Paltz Business School in New York, has spent the last…
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GCSEN Foundation, a Leader in Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Celebrates the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation’s $10M Gift to Wheaton College

GCSEN Foundation, a Leader in Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Celebrates the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation’s $10M Gift to Wheaton College

GCSEN News
KINGSTON, N.Y., May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network Foundation (GCSEN Foundation) celebrates that its three-year demonstration pilot partnership with Wheaton College, Norton MA, has helped the college secure an historic gift of $10 million from the prestigious Diana Davis Spencer Foundation of Bethesda, MD. The GCSEN Foundation is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) higher education not-for-profit, headquartered in Kingston NY. The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation has been a visionary supporter of higher education for many years, promoting social entrepreneurship to achieve greater peace and prosperity in local communities. The gift establishes a leadership position in the field, creating an endowed Professorship in Social Entrepreneurship and funding for entrepreneur-centered programs on campus. The unique Pracademic program is practitioner-oriented and supported by academic rigor, making Wheaton College one of only a few liberal arts colleges nationwide…
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GCSEN sponsors the Hudson Valley Venture Hub at SUNY New Paltz

GCSEN sponsors the Hudson Valley Venture Hub at SUNY New Paltz

GCSEN News
Dozens of business owners, executives and professionals gathered with business students and faculty at SUNY New Paltz for the inaugural Hudson Valley Venture Hub Leaders’ Forum, marking the debut of a new strategic initiative aimed at increasing the odds of success for start-ups and creating professional and educational opportunities throughout the region. The Hudson Valley Venture Hub, housed in the School of Business and overseen by entrepreneur in residence Tony DiMarco, will serve to connect entrepreneurs with prospective investors and talented potential employees (including New Paltz students and alumni), and generally work to strengthen the start-up ecosystem in the Hudson Valley, one of the fastest-growing entrepreneurial environments in the Northeast......... Continue Reading: https://sites.newpaltz.edu/news/2018/05/school-of-business-launches-hudson-valley-venture-hub-as-resource-for-regional-entrepreneurs/ Learn More: https://www.newpaltz.edu/schoolofbusiness/hvventurehub/
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Students are moving the world to a better place at the Wheaton College Social Entrepreneurship Club Pitch Competition

Students are moving the world to a better place at the Wheaton College Social Entrepreneurship Club Pitch Competition

GCSEN News
NORTON, Massachusetts, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network (GCSEN) Foundation and Wheaton College share an exciting mission to accelerate social entrepreneurship in higher education and teach social entrepreneurs how to make meaning, make money, and move the world to a better place - one campus, one local economy at a time! GCSEN Foundation's national campus pilot program with the Wheaton College Institute for Social Entrepreneurship (WISE) program was established with the support of visionary philanthropist and Wheaton alumna Diana Davis Spencer via the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation. On November 17th, Wheaton's Social Entrepreneurship Club took another bold step in making this shared vision a reality by sponsoring its third annual Social Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition. The competition provides students with an opportunity to practice "pitching" their idea for a  socially responsible business venture to a…
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14TH CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT NORTHEASTERN

14TH CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT NORTHEASTERN

GCSEN News, Thought Leadership
14th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference Northeastern University, Boston November 2-3, 2017 14th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference NU D’Amore-McKim School of Business | USC Marshall School of Business The Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference is a two-day conference that brings together scholars, researchers, students and practitioners from around the world to discuss emerging concepts and explore topics in social enterprise, innovation, sustainability and impact. The conference, the largest academic gathering of its kind in terms of research paper submissions, is dedicated to the ongoing development of theory and research on social entrepreneurship and its impact on global communities. SES strategic approach has recently been strengthened by articles from the Case Foundation and the Economist. The Case Foundation reported that “America Needs Big ideas to Heal Our Divides”56 noting that “Civic energy is going…
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GCSEN Foundation and SOCAP Moving the World to a Better Place by Helping Millennials Make Meaning and Make Money

GCSEN Foundation and SOCAP Moving the World to a Better Place by Helping Millennials Make Meaning and Make Money

GCSEN News, Thought Leadership
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network (GCSEN) Foundation and SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) share a vision, a mission to foster social entrepreneurship and a pragmatic approach to teaching social entrepreneurs to combine making meaning and making money. GCSEN team members Ronald Zorrilla, Director of Operations and Joseph Szocik, Managing Director of Research and Innovation had the opportunity to learn from and network with dozens of world class subject matter experts and leading organizations. GCSEN Foundation team members Joe Szocik and Ronald Zorrilla at the Social Capital Markets 2017 conference. SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) is in the vanguard of the emerging global impact economy — convening ideas and capital to catalyze world change. They are a network of investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders addressing the world's toughest…
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