SE takes on a sustainability project for farmland preservation

by Maryanna Biggio This winter we had the pleasure and privilege of working with three College of Wooster students recruited by the Social Entrepreneurship program. They were mentored by Matt Mariola. Matt is associate professor of environmental science and a board member of Killbuck Watershed Land Trust. Erin Andrews-Sharer (senior Spanish major), Ruben Aguero (sophomore economics […]

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We are recruiting for Fall 2015!

 Do you want a transformative learning experience like Samantha and Usman? Why: You are tired of a traditional classroom. You want to work on solutions to social justice challenges you have studied in your Women’s and Gender Studies and other programs on campus. You want to learn how social enterprises, in this case, social welfare […]

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Local SE 2012

The Local SE Team from 2012 worked with three organizations this last fall: The Wilderness Center of Wilmot Ohio, Lifes Little Adventure Farm and Green Township Historical Society.  Each of these organizations presented a unique business challenge to the student teams. One of the challenges in our local community is diagnosing sensory disorder. Even more […]

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Local SE 2011 a success…a former SE client featured in the Washington Post

Although we have not posted much, we worked with two clients and started three ventures in 2011. The SE program has now worked with over 25 clients since 2006 when we officially launched. This years projects included repeat clients such as the Wilderness Center, and new clients like Wayne County Family and Children First Council. […]

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What is SE?

The program promotes social entrepreneurship and problem solving by connecting clients with real organizational problems and student teams to find meaningful solutions. SE is the process of creative thinking, innovation, risk-taking, and analysis that creates opportunities with sustainable social and economic value with sensitivity to unintended consequences.The program goals are simple: To expose students, faculty staff and client organizations to the process of social entrepreneurship through experiential learning, to encourage innovation and sustainability in the social sector and social enterprises.