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MCSE Summer Grants – Apply NOW for $3000

The Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship Summer Grant Application is now available!
The MCSE will provide up to three grants of $3,000 for students wishing to pursue social change projects. 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 parties and organizations involved in the project. 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 MCSE before or at 5:00 pm on Monday March 18, 2013. Email applications or questions to: hneuwirth@middlebury.edu.
 
For more information on this year’s grant process or last year’s grant recipients, visit the MCSE Website or go/mcsegrants.

Support Local producers. Enjoy Delicious Foods. Shop on YourFarmStand today!

YourFarmstand at Middlebury College is still offering great local foods:

What it is:
YourFarmstand is an online farmers’ market specifically for the Middlebury College community.  In one location you can order from over 20 local producers with great selection of local produce, eggs, meat, cheese, bread, coffee, chocolate, tea, honey, pies, granola, and more! All of the produce is wonderful for making local meals, or for bringing home Vt foods to family during breaks.  This is a great way to support our local neighbors while enjoying their delicious foods!

How to sign up:

  • It’s simple!!! Visit yourfarmstand.com to set up an account linked to a personal credit/debit card.
  • Charges cannot be applied directly to college budget codes.
  • Make sure you select the Middlebury College market.
  • Place your orders by midnight each Monday for pick-up at the Mahaney CFA between 3:30-5:30 every Tuesday.  *Orders not picked up by 5:30 are brought to the food bank and no refund is awarded.*

Learn more: 

Esme Lutz | Interwoven: Images of Rehwa

M Gallery is pleased to present “Interwoven: Images of Rehwa” a photo-documentary exhibition by Middlebury senior, Esme Lutz. In documenting the work of the Rehwa Society, Emse Lutz has created a body of visually appealing images with which to further awareness of Rehwa and draw attention to organizations that preserve cultural traditions while supporting underprivileged demographics.

Dates: 11.16.2012 – 12.2.2012

Opening: 11.16.2012 | 7-9pm

http://themgallery.org/page2/page7/index.html

Contact Cha Tori for more information

MCSE Fall Speaker Series

The Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship hosts a weekly speaker series. The speaker series allows students, staff, faculty, and community members to learn more about the field of social entrepreneurship and engage the topic. The remaining speakers in our fall series include:

Nov 9: Fail, Learn, Iterate: Lessons in Entrepreneurship by Lindsey Franklin ’07

Nov 16: Kenya Library Project by Kennedy Mutothori Mugo ‘12.5

Nov 30: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands by Colleen Bramhall ’00

Dec 7: New Leadership for a New World by John McKinley ’04

All talks are held on Fridays, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in Axinn 219. For more information on the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship, please visit http://mcse.middlebury.edu/.

Support Addison County Families in Need of Housing

Join the Volunteer Staff of the Charter House Winter Shelter

The Charter House Winter Shelter opened on November 1 and is home to 4 adults and 6 children. There is a critical need for more volunteers to help staff the facility 24/7. Working in pairs, volunteers typically serve 3-4 hour shifts at times of their choosing.

To volunteer
1) Fill out and submit the volunteer form Charter House Volunteer Application
2) Attend a volunteer training. Dates and times for training sessions for new volunteers are listed below. Training takes about 90 minutes.

Saturday, November 10 9:00 am Location: Charter House (27 North Pleasant Street, Middlebury)
Monday, November 12 9:00 am Location: Charter House (27 North Pleasant Street, Middlebury)
Monday, November 12 4:30 p.m. Location: on-campus in Ross B11 (downstairs from Ross Dining Hall)

To learn more or to request alternative training times, please contact Adam Schiff ’15 (aschiff@middlebury.edu) or Anoushka Sinha ’13 (asinha@middlebury.edu).

MCSE Summer Grant Recipient Presentations and Friday Talk

Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Learn more at go/mcse or http://mcse.middlebury.edu/.

Summer Grant Recipient Presentations

November 1, 2012 | 4:30 pm | Axinn 229

Join our summer grant recipients as they reflect on their work in the field of social entrepreneurship from Addison County, to Mexico, and Africa.

Leading for Shared Success

Chris Lloyd ’83 (Verizon Communications –  Executive Director – Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility)

The role of business in society is changing. Corporations are not focused on just making money.  The best corporate citizens view societal challenges as opportunities for business innovation and seek to create value for shareholders and for society.

Chris Lloyd ’83 will share insights regarding how Verizon is connecting its growth strategy to addressing some of society’s critical issues. You may not think of Verizon as a health care or energy company, but Chris will explain Verizon’s “Shared Success” strategy and how the company is using its broadband and wireless technology to enable solutions that improve the quality of health care and enable communities to improve their energy efficiency.

Fellowship Program: Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship

The fellowship will be open to Sophomore Febs, Sophomores, and Junior Febs wanting to engage more intensely with the field of social entrepreneurship. The fellows will become a cohort during their sophomore year and learn collaboratively from each other, be enrolled in a winter term class on social entrepreneurship, integrate theory and practice, and will receive $10,000 to engage in two summers of relevant experiences. Applications can be found at go/mcsefellows. For more information, please see the attached information or contact sghosh@middlebury.edu.