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Welcome to Fordham Social Innovation! 

Fordham's Social Innovation Collaboratory is a network of students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and community members working together to promote social innovation for the achievement of social justice, social entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability. Its newsletter serves to provide you with information and resources to get involved with various on- and off-campus initiatives that serve these missions.

Here's a preview of what's happening:
~ Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Symposium
~ iAmp Africa
~ International Young Leaders Assembly


Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Symposium


Teach For America strives to cultivate a network of innovators on a mission to end educational inequity in our lifetime through our Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation team, which hosts various programs for alumni and present theSocial Innovation Award annually. The day will open with a speaker series that includes social innovators and entrepreneurs from all across the city in various fields including healthcare, mentorship, and education. Then, you will have the opportunity to engage further and ideate with these entrepreneurs about their work. You can even pitch your own innovative idea to get feedback from these fantastic industry professionals and develop your skills as a future innovator!

When: Dec 3, 11AM-2PM
Where: Teach for America HQ



iAmp Africa

One of the key challenges confronting social entrepreneurs in Africa is their ability to access the strategic support and funding they require to grow. iAmp Africa has been designed to support this challenge by providing early stage entrepreneurs with a financially accessible, structured, investment readiness curriculum supported by high caliber university students and young professionals. This is a unique opportunity for both parties to gain practical experience while building solutions to the critical social and environmental issues facing the continent and even the world.

Visit to learn more!

Apply here

International Young Leaders Assembly: Moral & Innovative Leadership

About 1800 young leaders from more than 120 countries participated in the International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA) last year from throughout the US and the world.  

Besides constant interaction with diverse, accomplished colleagues, delegates will have the opportunity to engage with globally significant leaders and institutions, such as the World Bank, U.S Congress, U.S State Department, Embassies, National Constitution Center, and the United Nations. 

You are welcome to apply and forward this announcement to those who may also be interested in this leadership opportunity. 

Apply here

Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service Program

Immerse yourself in community leadership and engagement this summer in Washington, DC! The 8-week program allows students to intern with nongovernmental organizations while earning academic credit in economics and humanitarian aid. Your summer will put you on the front lines, working to solve local, national and global issues.
You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University.
Earn course credit while you intern! You will earn 3 to 9 academic credits this summer. 
Based on your interests and skills, you will be placed in an internship in the Washington, DC area. 

Apply by Dec. 6

A Fashionable Way To Life Women Out Of Poverty

Which would you be most likely to donate: your money, your time, or your stuff?

When Virginia Campo surveyed her friends, they overwhelmingly answered “stuff.” That’s when she had an a-ha moment. “I thought, what if I could solve two problems at once?” she says. “I could keep people from wasting or throwing away the excess items they no longer need, and I could help people who lack basic resources in the process.”

Read more here

How States Can Lead On Climate

New York’s strong institutions will make it especially insulated to uncertainties about federal climate policy in the coming years. It might not be a stretch to say that this strong foundation will leave New York in a position to innovate and lead the way in the absence of continued progress on climate at the federal level. There are a few existing programs that demonstrate just how powerful of a force state government can be for change on energy and climate.

Read more here
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We hope to see you around and look forward to a great year of innovation!
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