Event Title

Social Entrepreneurship and the Opportunities for College Students in the 21st Century

Location

Multicultural Center, Computer Classroom (Rm. 005)

Start Date

30-9-2014 11:00 AM

End Date

30-9-2014 12:15 PM

Description

Carol Frazer Haynesworth, Marketing Director, National and Diversity Initiatives, Teach for America, New York City. In the 21st century, poverty, war, and degradation of the environment have increased in complexity. Responding to the global intractability of these social problems, social change theorists have adapted the concept of entrepreneurship from the conventional business arena. The mission of the business entrepreneur is the creation of a viable, growing business organization that generates increased profits. The mission of the social entrepreneur is the creation of a viable, evolving social change organization that generates increased value in the social capital of a group. This workshop explores the three stages of social entrepreneurship: “(1) identifying a stable but inherently unjust equilibrium that causes the exclusion, marginalization of a (group)...; (2) identifying an opportunity in this unjust equilibrium, developing a social value proposition, and bringing to bear inspiration, creativity, direct action, courage, and fortitude...; and (3) forging a new, stable equilibrium that releases trapped potential...(while creating “a stable ecosystem around the new equilibrium ensuring a bright future for the targeted group and even society at large.”

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Sep 30th, 11:00 AM Sep 30th, 12:15 PM

Social Entrepreneurship and the Opportunities for College Students in the 21st Century

Multicultural Center, Computer Classroom (Rm. 005)

Carol Frazer Haynesworth, Marketing Director, National and Diversity Initiatives, Teach for America, New York City. In the 21st century, poverty, war, and degradation of the environment have increased in complexity. Responding to the global intractability of these social problems, social change theorists have adapted the concept of entrepreneurship from the conventional business arena. The mission of the business entrepreneur is the creation of a viable, growing business organization that generates increased profits. The mission of the social entrepreneur is the creation of a viable, evolving social change organization that generates increased value in the social capital of a group. This workshop explores the three stages of social entrepreneurship: “(1) identifying a stable but inherently unjust equilibrium that causes the exclusion, marginalization of a (group)...; (2) identifying an opportunity in this unjust equilibrium, developing a social value proposition, and bringing to bear inspiration, creativity, direct action, courage, and fortitude...; and (3) forging a new, stable equilibrium that releases trapped potential...(while creating “a stable ecosystem around the new equilibrium ensuring a bright future for the targeted group and even society at large.”