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The deadline for Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) Summer Grants for Summer 2014 is 5:00 pm on Monday, March 31, 2014.

To be considered, a student (or group of students) must prepare a written description of the project (who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed two pages) as well as a budget for the $3,000 grant (budget not to exceed one page). Proposals should include pre-approval of all involved community partner parties and organizations involved in the project. Please include your name, ID number, nationality, and whether you have applied for other funding opportunities. Students must include their own fundraising plan to complement Middlebury’s grant. The two-page proposal and one-page budget should be submitted electronically to the CSE before or at 5:00 pm on Monday March 31, 2014. Email applications to: hneuwirth@middlebury.edu

For more information and FAQs, visit the CSE Summer Grant page.

We thought you might be interested in the Center for Social Entrepreneurship’s speaker this Friday at 12:30 pm in Axinn 229. Kristen Morrissey Thiede has been a Google employee for over twelve years, and is currently the Business Development Lead for Google Fiber. It would be great to have you there to engage Kristen in some discussion. Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested!

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Accredited WINTER & SPRING & SUMMER Programs!

In order to compete in an increasingly global workplace, you need real-world international experiences. ThinkImpact sends students around the world to explore social entrepreneurship in an entirely new way. ThinkImpact offers accredited programs across the globe that last from 1 to 8 weeks depending on the institute in Ghana, Rwanda, Panama, and South Africa.

Explore Current Institutes

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Middlebury has established a relationship with Clinton Global Initiative to become a CGIU Campus. President Clinton will host the seventh meeting of CGI U from March 21-23, 2014 at Arizona State University.  If you are interested in applying to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University Conference with students from all over the world, the deadline for early decision and travel assistance is November 22, 2014. Apply here to attend CGI U 2014 at Arizona State University.  CGI U is President Clinton’s initiative to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Students that submit a CGIU “commitment to action” and are selected by the CGIU process are eligible to use this application as a grant application to the 2014 MCSE Summer Grants challenge. MCSE Summer Grants Projects receive $3000 for the summer.  Contact Heather Neuwirth (hneuwirth[at]middlebury.edu), Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship, if you have any questions or are interested in going.

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Echoing Green provides a springboard for realizing your contribution to solving the world’s biggest problems. Since their founding in 1987 by the leadership and investment of the leading global growth equity firm, General Atlantic, Echoing Green has provided nearly 600 promising social entrepreneurs working in over forty countries with $33 million in start-up funding, customized support services, and access to Echoing Green’s global network of champions.

Visit their website to learn more about job opportunities and fellowships that have an impact!

 

 

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The New Sector AmeriCorps Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) program is an 11-month fellowship program for emerging leaders committed to careers in social impact. RISE fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants and serve as part of cohorts of approximately 25 fellows in the Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago areas. Fellows serve full-time to strengthen nonprofit organizations, while engaging in intensive professional development activities to strengthen their skills for immediate and future impact.

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The New Sector Summer Fellowship program is an intensive 11-week program for current and recent undergraduate students and graduate students who are committed to the social sector. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool and serve in a cohort of 25 fellows with organizations in Boston, San Francisco and Chicago areas. Fellows serve full-time to strengthen nonprofit and community organizations, while engaging in intensive professional development activities to strengthen their skills for immediate and future impact.

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echoinggreenAfter seeing and meeting Cheryl Dorsey, Echoing Green’s inspiring and dynamic leader, at the “Making Dough, Making Change: A Summit on Social Entrepreneurship” co-sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s, VBSR, and Middlebury’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship, I am reminded of the great job opportunities they post monthly. Here’s a peek into the latest listing of social impact jobs from entry-level to those requiring experience.

Social Impact Jobs October 2013 | Echoing Green.

Calling All Students!

Do What You Love.
Build your professional potential

ThinkImpact introduces Institutes by Topic this Winter.

Participate in programs that focus on
Education / Food / Health / Social

Innovation

Traveling abroad is exciting. As a student, are you getting the most out of it? Now you can learn through ThinkImpact’s award-winning innovation process and explore the topic that you’re most passionate about. Join them this winter for 12 days that will inspire new thinking on what’s possible.

Experience Africa or Latin America. Winter Institutes are offered in Ghana, Rwanda and Panama.

Would you go?

Our mailing address is:
*50 South Steele Street #328, Denver CO 80203*

 New sector alliance operate two AmeriCorps programs:

  • The Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE)† program is an 11-month program operating from September – July.  Residents are young professionals with up to five years of work experience after graduating from college.
  •   The Summer Fellowship program is an 11-week summer program operating from June – August. Summer Fellows are undergraduate students, and recent college graduates. Learn more and apply as a Summer Fellow.

   New Sector AmeriCorps Program Participants (Residents and Fellows) are selected from a competitive applicant pool to provide Boston or San Francisco Bay Area organizations (“host sites”) support that enhances the organizations’ service to their constituents. Residents engage in capacity-building projects such as measuring impact, developing collaborations and partnerships, promoting effective use of technology, engaging volunteers, and expanding communication and strategic marketing efforts. We develop each project in coordination with host sites to ensure a substantive, high-impact experience that benefits the host site and larger community, while building the program participant’s character as well as leadership, civic engagement and professional skills.

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Sustainable Harvest’s Summer Fellowship Program hosts fellows at their offices around the world–either at their headquarters in Portland, Oregon, or in their origin offices in Lima, Peru; Oaxaca, Mexico; or Kigoma and Moshi, Tanzania. Fellows receive a stipend and work alongside staff on projects related to business communications, impact measurement, development funding, and other tasks that give them a broad understanding of their mission and practices as a social enterprise and an opportunity to develop professionally.

Interested in a fellowship with Sustainable Harvest? Please email debra[at]sustainableharvest.com for more information. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Venture for America?

Venture for America is a 2-year fellowship program to launch your career as an entrepreneur. We recruit, train, and place top recent graduates at start-ups in Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans, and more…

Fellows are fully employed by their host company and receive health benefits through their employer. Salaries are estimated at $32,000 – $38,000. All Fellowship programs and benefits are provided at no charge to each Venture Fellow.

What are the biggest advantages to becoming a VFA fellow?

There are three major advantages, among many others, to becoming a VFA fellow:

  1. Network. The Fellow class consists of exceptional people who will be lifelong partners, advisors, and colleagues. Fellows are connected to leading entrepreneurs and investors in their regions.
  2. Work experience. Fellows gain invaluable hands-on experience of building a business from the ground up.
  3. Training and Mentorship. VFA’s educational component gives Fellows the best of business school without the school debt. Training Camp teaches hard skills through a mix of real-life challenges, inspiring guest speakers, and valuable advice. Read the rest of this entry »

Katharine Wolf ’02
Friday, Sept 21 | 12:30pm
Axinn 219

You may ask: Should I start my social enterprise now while I am in school? Or should I build up my skills in the corporate world or some linear industry, so I can be more effective towards my goals down the line? We will explore some of these questions, as I share my own story of how I got into this field, as just one example of social entrepreneurship. I will share the practical considerations involved with starting a social enterprise, and give you a flavor of a day in the life of a social entrepreneur.  From organ transplant flights to microfinance in Vietnam, lets get practical about what it means to be a social entrepreneur. This will be some practical tips for navigating the social enterprise landscape.

Join the facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/events/381953948541549

INJAZ Egypt is seeking creative, energetic and dependable interns who are enthusiastic about working in the fields of entrepreneurship and education. In order to maximize the learning experience, all internships are full-time for a duration of 3 months.

To apply for a position, please send your CV with a brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position to rtchiao@injaz-egypt.org. For more information about INJAZ, please visit www.injazegypt.organd www.facebook.com/injazegypt or follow us @INJAZegypt.  See the available internship positions below. Read the rest of this entry »

Are YOU an eco-activist between the ages of 13-22 ? Do you know an awesome youth eco-activist? Then this is the opportunity for you!

Tell us how you’ve helped build the green movement, in your city, your state, or your nation. Six applications are chosen annually. Winners receive a $3,000 cash prize, an all-expenses paid trip to San Francisco to speak at an inspirational award ceremony, media coverage and year-round support.
Your application not only gets you in the running for the award, but can open up other doors.  In past years, we’ve helped top applicants get featured in books (like Girls Gone Green and greem my parents) and on TV (like the Sundance Channel), as well as invites to speak at celebrated activist gatherings. Read the rest of this entry »

New Sector’s Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) is a competitive program that provides young professionals with up to ten years of work experience the opportunity to be trained and serve as an AmeriCorps member at a nonprofit organization for one year.

New Sector AmeriCorps Residents are selected from a competitive applicant pool to provide Boston or San Francisco-area organizations (“host sites”) support that enhances the organizations’ service to their constituents. Residents engage in capacity-building projects such as measuring impact, developing collaborations and partnerships, promoting effective use of technology, engaging volunteers, and expanding communication and strategic marketing efforts. We develop each project in coordination with service sites to ensure a substantive, high-impact experience that builds the character of the Resident and benefits the service site and larger community. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you have a great idea that would benefit Middlebury students, the environment, and/or the community?

Apply to the Middlebury College David S. Stone ‘74 Tree House Fund!

What is it?

· Up to $2000 total is available this year to fund one or several creative student projects that benefit Middlebury students, the environment, or the community.

· These awards are intended to support student-initiated projects that would not have otherwise been funded through other sources. Projects may not add additional unanticipated cost to the operating budget.

Who can apply?

· All Middlebury undergraduates are eligible to apply as individuals or in collaboration with other Middlebury students.

· Middlebury organizations, clubs, teams or groups already recognized by the College and receiving College funding may not apply.

What do I need to submit?

Applications should include:

· Completed David S. Stone ’74 Tree House Fund Application (enclosed, and available on line: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/resources/uro/funding/funding2)

· Tentative proposal budget

· Tentative proposal implementation timeline based on approval by the end of February.

When and where do I submit my application?

Application materials are due at 136 McCullough Hall (the office suite across from the ATM machine) to Administrative Associate Diane Foley by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16 . Funding recipient(s) will be notified shortly thereafter. All projects must be fully implemented by Commencement in May 2011.

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M+R Strategic Services is looking for an Associate to join our team of Internet experts to work on successful, cutting-edge online campaigns. You’ll be an integral part of the Online Campaigns Team at M+R, working with progressive, public-interest nonprofit organizations to recruit online activists, influence public policy, raise money online, and deepen relationships with online supporters.

You’ll work with some of the best nonprofit causes of the day – protecting the environment with The Wilderness Society, establishing equality with Human Rights Campaign, ending breast cancer with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and fighting global poverty with Oxfam America.

Every day you’ll stretch your creativity developing new strategies for new issues. You’ll always know you’re working for causes that matter. You’ll be organizing on the Internet, with real-world impact. And you’ll be at the forefront of new innovations in the field of online advocacy.

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Seems Like Hardwick, Vermont is the Place to be Right Now!

David Dolginow ’09.5 recommends you check it out! Hardwick is the home of both Vermont Soy and Vermont Natural Coatings (which both have summer 2010 internship opportunities listed on our blog). Check out this Dan Rather clip as well as this New York Times article to learn more!