Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship Alive and Well
Students from around the world gathered at Northwestern University last weekend for the second International Youth Volunteerism Summit. Attendees discussed ways to develop their ideas for workable nonprofit programs. For-profit student ventures also considered how to make a positive impact on the world at the University of Washington Business School’s third annual Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC). Teams compete with environmentally conscious business ideas to help combat global poverty; they’re judged on (1) impact on the quality of life in the developing world, (2) realistic possibility of implementation, (3) and fiscal sustainability. Finally, the University of North Carolina’s undergraduate social justice magazine Patchwork has announced it will be expanding to Duke beginning in May, increasing its publication from 2,000 copies to 5,000 or 6,000 copies per semester. Patchwork advocates awareness and activism, with issues focusing on themes such as women's rights, global health, or student social entrepreneurship.