The Acumen Fund Fellows Program is Focused on Entrepreneurial Approaches to Issues of Global Poverty

On Thursday, January 18, 2007, from Noon to 1:30 p.m., New York University’s Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship is sponsoring a university-wide information session about a new post-graduate fellowship opportunity, The Acumen Fund Fellows Program.

All NYU students are invited to learn more about this program at NYU Wagner, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Floor, Mulberry Conference Room. No RSVP is required.

The Acumen Fund is a non-profit social venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve problems of global poverty ( Each year, The Acumen Fund Fellows Program provides extraordinary young professionals with a unique opportunity to use their skills to effect real social change with the Acumen Fund’s portfolio organizations in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, India and Pakistan, and to build lasting relationships with other like-minded individuals.

The next Fellows will spend one year working with the Acumen team and with local entrepreneurs, gaining intensive experience in price performance, logistics, distribution systems, scaling and innovative technology. They will learn and apply these skills while enjoying an unusual level of responsibility both at Acumen Fund and within its portfolio organizations.

Ideal fellows include those who have already decided on a career in venture philanthropy, those who are seeking a career at the highest levels in the corporate world but want to better understand and have an impact on problems of global poverty, and budding social entrepreneurs who want to learn about managing organizations in the most demanding settings.

For further information, contact the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship, at

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