Discover Our Students
John Busch (right) and Jason Gendron (middle) introduced Brenda Krause Eheart, Ph.D. (right), the founder and Executive Director of Generations of Hope Development Corporation (GHDC), to their fellow students at the social entrepreneurship course (BADM 395 SE, instructor: Sunny Jeong)
Social entrepreneurs are changemakers. They develop innovate solutions to social problems, and create sustainable ventures to implement these solutions. Interested in starting or joining a social venture – a not-for-profit organization, or a for-profit organization with a social mission? Illinois has many options for you to build your skills – courses, programs, a range of co-curricular activities. Below are some of the options. Check the calendars of the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Technology Entrepreneur Center also – new opportunities often arise. Whatever your field - engineer, social worker, artist or librarian - your interests and talents may be applied to social issues.
Check out some of the ventures created by Illinois social entrepreneurs:
Courses | The Social Entrepreneurship Institute