Center for Community Engagement

Spaces available in Interterm course, Social Action Through Social Enterprise

Course dates: January 14- 22, 2013
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
Location: Chapin 101
Facilitator: Megan Briggs Lyster, Social Entrepreneurship faculty member, Hampshire College
Sponsored by: SILT (Social Innovation Leadership Team at Amherst) and SEARCH (the Social Entrepreneurship Aid and Research Center at Hampshire).
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Course description:

Are you interested in learning more about building a social enterprise that blends business with social action?  This course is an exciting opportunity to work directly with local social entrepreneurs on projects related to their start-up businesses.  Participants in this class will gain practical experience tackling a real-world, real-time need for a new social enterprise, as well as getting some exposure to the start-up process in general.  Students will work in small groups and should expect to do some work outside of class meeting times.  Each group will produce a detailed summary of their work for use by their partner entrepreneur and present it at the end of the class.  The course is open to all students, regardless of experience.  Students should be comfortable working collaboratively and doing independent research within a short timeframe.