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From Education Springboards to Volunteer Perk Programs

By: Tiana Reid - Published:
SocialBusiness.org frequently covers entrepreneurship topics in and around education -- and considers it one of the four pillars, which also includes human rights, health and poverty -- but this top list specifically focuses on collegiate social enterprises. In other words, how are post-secondary institutions considered valuable in the realm of social business a large?

From Juma Ventures' education springboard program which helps youth in California go to college and volunteer perk programs that offer college prep programs as rewards, these collegiate social enterprises range from quite intensive to just scratching the surface. What's next in social entrepreneurship, it seems, are college programs that focus exclusively on social innovation and social business, as many schools already have majors and minors in the field.