Social Entrepreneur Corps – Latin America Opportunities
From the E@C office.
If you are a student with a deep interest in social ventures, consider the opportunity to spend 4 or 8 weeks working in microenterprises in Latin America the summer of 2013. Entrepreneurship@Cornell is now offering partial scholarships for TWO students to participate in the Social Entrepreneur Corps, (http://www.socialentrepreneurcorps.com) a highly structured and well-mentored approach to working with small businesses in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Ecuador or the Dominican Republic. In addition to intensive language training, students will get experience in: needs analysis, feasibility analysis, project launch, support, expansion and evaluation. See more details below.*
Note: Optional 1-credit independent study available in the spring semester to prepare for the experience.
*The key elements of the program are:
1. Language training. You will learn Spanish, live with a local family.
2. Entrepreneurship education. Some of the topics covered in the training include analysis of current development solutions, use of the Logic Model Framework, needs assessment practices, in-depth discussions about the MicroConsignment Model , analysis of micro-finance solutions, keys to effective social entrepreneurship, and case studies of select development organizations and projects.
3. Social Entrepreneurship fieldwork. The field work is always designed using community based desired outcomes as the starting point.