Kairos Society

Duke recently joined the Kairos Society, a new intercollegiate entrepreneurial networking group that allows ambitious students from member universities to congregate and share their ideas. Business-minded students now have a new way to meet peers from top-tier institutions interested in entrepreneurship.

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Students Taking an Active Role in Sustainability (STARS)

STARS is an organization comprised of graduate and undergraduate students, which will oversee the allocation of $25,000 during the 2011-2012 academic year to support ...+

STARS is an organization comprised of graduate and undergraduate students, which will oversee the allocation of $25,000 during the 2011-2012 academic year to support sustainability initiatives at Duke. While STARS prefers visible on-campus projects, projects of all types are encouraged and eligible for funding. Some examples of project areas include alternative transportation, office or dormitory greening, environmental advocacy and education, and attending environmental conferences. The application can be found at this link: http://dukegroups.duke.edu/stars/files/2010/04/Application.pdf or e-mail sustainability@duke.edu for a Word Document version.

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Community Empowerment Fund (CEF)

The Community Empowerment Fund offers savings opportunities, financial education, and assertive support to individuals who are seeking employment, housing, and financial freedom. The opportunities for employment and greater housing that CEF advances… ...+

The Community Empowerment Fund offers savings opportunities, financial education, and assertive support to individuals who are seeking employment, housing, and financial freedom. The opportunities for employment and greater housing that CEF advances motivate participants to build personal assets, gain higher income, engage in healthy community, and sustain transitions out of poverty. CEF’s Durham branch was established the summer of 2011, and serves members living in Durham, NC. The CEF-Durham advocate team consists of 40 advocates from Duke University who meet members on-site at transitional housing communities across Durham. We work closely with staff at our partner sites to coordinate resident care with CEF’s financial services.

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Association for Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ASEI)

The Duke Law Association for Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ASEI) promotes entrepreneurial legal leadership in the service of society by supporting students interested in ...+

The Duke Law Association for Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ASEI) promotes entrepreneurial legal leadership in the service of society by supporting students interested in applying legal expertise to advance positive social change, developing social entrepreneurship-related career resources and networking opportunities, increasing awareness of social entrepreneurship and innovation at Duke Law, collaborating with social entrepreneurship organizations throughout the Duke community, and facilitating opportunities for student involvement in community projects at the intersection of law and social enterprise.

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Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID)

Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) is a student organization in the Pratt School of Engineering. Every year, DEID sends several groups of Duke students to locations around the ...+

Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) is a student organization in the Pratt School of Engineering. Every year, DEID sends several groups of Duke students to locations around the globe to assess and implement engineering projects in the developing world. After working with communities to identify their needs, student teams collaborate with professors and professional mentors during the school year to design solutions that are then implemented in the upcoming summer. Students spend from several weeks to two months on-site with responsibilities ranging from project management to physical labor.

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Duke Microfinance Leadership Initiative (DMLI)

DMLI is collection of students, faculty and staff at Duke University building connections across campus and beyond to the fast-growing world of microfinance, social entrepreneurship, and ...+

DMLI is collection of students, faculty and staff at Duke University building connections across campus and beyond to the fast-growing world of microfinance, social entrepreneurship, and sustainable enterprise. Their mission is to stimulate discourse about microfinance and other issues of sustainable development through Duke’s network of students, faculty, alumni, and the microfinance community beyond Duke’s borders. They seek to raise awareness about microfinance and other innovative development models, and examine their potential for helping in poverty alleviation and economic development. DISI provides opportunities for Duke students to experience microfinance first-hand through research, internships, conferences, career development, and fund management.

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Social Impact 360

The mission of the newly rebranded Social Impact 360 is to instill a socially conscious mindset in college students through entrepreneurship training that produces values-driven leaders ready to address the world’s most pressing issues.

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Duke Design for America

Duke Design for America (DFA) aims to create social impact through design. Students form teams and get hands-on experience to understand users’ needs, ideate, prototype, and test potential solutions.

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Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators

Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI) provides pro-bono consulting and technology services for social sector organizations. DISI teams are comprised of graduate students from an array of disciplines and backgrounds, and help organizations tackle problems at the intersection of technology, business, and policy.

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Duke Student Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship

The Duke Student Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship (D-SISE) is committed to creating, expanding and improving social entrepreneurship offerings, both curricular and co-curricular, at Duke. Serving as the campus-wide student advisory committee for Duke’s participation in Ashoka’s Changemaker Campus Consortium, D-SISE works with student groups, research centers, and Duke faculty and administrators to increase Duke students’ awareness of and exposure to social entrepreneurship and related fields.

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Net Impact

With more than 50,000 student and professional leaders from over 300 volunteer-led chapters across the globe working for a sustainable future, Net Impact empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world. Duke has Net Impact chapters for undergraduates and for MBA students.

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Living Groups

Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a selective living group at Duke University devoted to civic engagement and social change. We are change makers in our communities – at Duke, in Durham, and around the world We each have a vision for how the world should be, and we use our talents and passions to bring the world closer to that ideal.

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The Cube

The Cube is a selective living dormitory for passionate entrepreneurial students at Duke University. In addition to fostering an inspirational environment through the living component, The Cube provides incubation-like resources to support start-ups, including events and some collaboration space.

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Duke Social Entrepreneurship Listserv (events, news, resources)

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Startup Connect Networking Fair

Join us for 4th Annual Duke StartupConnect! Students from all schools at Duke University are welcome to visit with startup employer…

Pioneering African-American Women in the Advertising Business

Professor Davis will present on her research into the history of African-American women who have worked in the advertising industry.

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