by Ann Abbott
The teaching of social entrepreneurship--and social entrepreneurship itself--is flourishing at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I credit its growth to the support given by The Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership to the faculty and students who see social entrepreneurship as a way to create sustainable social change.
Here are a few places where social entrepreneurship has taken root on our campus:
- SPAN 332 Spanish & Entrepreneurship: Languages, Cultures & Communities. It's the course I teach about social entrepreneurship that incorporates community service learning (CSL).
- Steve Anderson's work in the School of Social Work.
- The Social Entrepreneurship Institute (which has grown out of the Social Entrepreneurship Summer Institute). You can become a Facebook fan.
- Gale Summerfield's work with social entrepreneurship and global gender equity.
- Sunny Jeong's work on international business and social entrepreneurship.
- And many others whom I haven't named here.
Sunny is teaching a course on social entrpreneurship this semester and has invited several prestigious social entrepreneurs to visit our campus. Click here to see the poster. And plan to attend!