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Social Entrepreneurship Collaborative

The Social Entrepreneurship Collaborative builds the capacity of individuals and community organizations to resolve social issues entrepreneurially. Students, faculty and community partners drive social change through engaged scholarship, experiential learning, and community outreach.

The Social Entrepreneurship Advisory Council is comprised of representatives of established community service organizations, formative social entrepreneurs, and representatives of the University Administration. The Council informs the Collaborative about needs and opportunities, advises on program design, evaluates services, publicizes activities in the community, and assists in finding resources.

SEC offers three programs:

Leadership Workshops

SEC offers workshops for staff and board members of community and faith-based organizations.  Each workshop serves an opportunity for staff and administrator s of non-profit organizations to network and explore topics, which enhance capacity and impact in the community.  The series provides a forum to discuss projects and opportunities for partnerships as well as free technical assistance from business and civic leaders in the area.

Non-Profit Budgeting, June 10, 2010

Board Basics, Nov. 13, 2010

Geospatial Research & Innovation Teaching Service Center (GRITS)

The Geospatial Research and Innovative Teaching Service Center provides visual presentation of environmental, demographic, and tax records information. Social entrepreneurs and others engaged in community and economic development may use this technology to plan outreach campaigns, select sites, and communicate proposals. GRITS supports the Community-Based Research Projects, offers training workshops on Geographic Information Systems, and helps non-profits to develop in-house GIS capacity. For more information, contact Dr. Rakesh Malhotra, or Dr. Rebecca Winders, 919-530-5199,

GIS for Community Development  Mini-workshops

Sept 25 and Oct 14, 2009

Community Based Research Projects

This initiative supports community organizations and businesses surrounding North Carolina Central University through community based projects that connect local organizations, non-profits, and social ventures with NCCU graduate students. The NCCU students come from different disciplines and serve as team consultants to address organizational and social issues. This initiative provides students with practical career experiences aligned with their classroom learning objectives. It provides the partnering organizations with technical assistance at no charge. For more information, contact George Morse or Shelly Taylor, 919-682-5258, or

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