I am a bad blogger. I need to update this blog more often! To make up for my laziness and procrastination, I offer you a couple of interesting events that will be coming up in the next few weeks at UNC.
Rohr, a former Wall Street investor, formed PEP in 2004. She has recruited more than 1,000-executives, entrepreneurs and MBAs from 22 business schools to equip inmates with values-based entrepreneurial training that enables them to productively re-enter society.
Among PEP’s results:
- a return-to-prison rate of less than 10 percent
- an employment rate of more than 80 percent within 30 days of release, and
- a rapidly growing network of entrepreneurial start-ups
Note that you must RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The other event is a panel on student social entrepreneurship, sponsored by Project: Innovation, APPLES and the Carolina Center for Public Service that will take place on Wednesday Sept. 30th from 7-8:30pm in room 3503 of the Student Union. This panel will be facilitated by Micah Gilmer (UNC’s Social Entrepreneur in Residence). Here is the blurb:
Have an idea for social innovation or entrepreneurship that you would like to turn into a reality? Come hear from student entrepreneurs, David Baron of HOPE Gardens and Anna Finestone of Project Heal, about the development of their innovative projects, the funding and resources they leveraged to address important social change, and recommendations to help you troubleshoot your project ideas.
This engaging panel discussion on social entrepreneurship will include funding information for a variety of public service and entrepreneurial fellowships offered through the Carolina Center for Public Service and APPLES.
Two awesome events to keep mark on your calendars!