Monday, September 6, 2010

Universities Teaching Social Entrepreneurship

I'm excited that my local university, Marquette University, was selected as one of three new universities added to Ashoka Foundation's 10 changemaker campuses that are teaching students about social entrepreneurship.

Campuses can be engines to promote the launching of new social innovators. I remember well the inspiration I received to start Midwest Environmental Advocates when I was a student at UC Berkeley and got to hear first hand stories from social changemakers in the Bay Area. Hearing from others about social entrepreneurship ripped the roof off my concept of the possible. And then the inventing can begin.

I hope to see these universities serving as incubators for our next generation of change makers who can take excellent ideas to scale to solve social problems.