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Learning Community

September 26, 2015

Learning Community

The Community is the entire network of people, places, and things that surround the Scholar from the moment they wake up in the morning to the time the fall asleep. These networks and communities already exist throughout the world and in our daily lives. The lessons and traditions we are taught by our elders, etiquette we practice on the golf course, and the continuous floods of information that waterboard us every second of the day. Action Horizon Institute intentionally designs these networks to intersect and work together in unique ways which results in the creation of vibrant learning communities within our cities. result in a continuous network of social and emotional support, first point of contact the scholar has with Action Horizon. The Community is her Personal Learning Network consisting of the people, places, and things she surrounds establishes connections with in order to pursue her vision. Weekly Meetings: Peer-led weekly collaborative meetings for open discussion and feedback from mentors. Facebook Group: Learning Communities typically manage their own private Facebook Group for each cohort that goes through the program. The groups become artifacts and assets they tap into for years in the future. Mentorship: During the process of engaging with your peers and learning new skills, you will have the opportunity to develop relationships with people who are standing by waiting to help you make your dreams come true. Personal Plan: Scholars are able to work with Mentors and peers to develop the visionary plan for themselves to start walking towards it as…

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Princeton Impact Project

November 26, 2015

Princeton Impact Project Social Enterprise Ecosystem Princeton Impact Project is a community-driven backbone organization that provides thought leadership, access to impact capital, deep connections to mentors, and a continuously growing knowledge base of the emerging markets we know today as social innovation and social enterprise. The difference between the two phrases is simply the latter requires revenue in order to be called a social enterprise. Both phrases result in similar outcomes: solutions to social problems. This organization was founded on the principle of cross-sector stakeholder collaboration as being the secret sauce which empowers us to build business models that tackle social problems like inequality and climate change. I’ve been on forefront of social enterprise and social innovation for the six years so I was a bit ahead of the curve in the states – I was learning from countries around the world such as the UK and Australia – they clearly had figured out as an entire culture of people that they were transitioning to basically only focusing on social enterprise as the core driving force of their economy. They dropped the old way of doing business. I knew it was only a matter of time before it made it’s way to mainstream America. Piece of advice: most places in the US have no idea that social business is possible. I was speaking with a banker the other day and I brought up social enterprise and he made a comment about how social enterprise is a result of social media, or something along those lines. Social enterprise has absolutely…

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Cooperative Impact: Social Innovation Conference

November 26, 2015

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