Semi-finalists chosen in Algorithm for Change: The $1.5M AI/ML & xR Access to Education Competition!
32 teams were selected as semi-finalists and will move on to Round 2 of Algorithm for Change! The judging committee conducted an extensive review of 70 Round 1 Short Proposal submissions from across the United States. There were a number of excellent submissions and the committee had to make some very difficult choices. From this group, up to 9 teams will be chosen to pitch live in NYC on July 12, 2018. Algorithm for Change is a competition dedicated to encouraging and discovering artificial intelligence, machine learning, and augmented reality solutions that help low income, underrepresented minority and first generation (LIMFG) students get to and through college. The competition will award over $1 million in cash prizes, plus coaching and mentorship, to winners in each of three tiers, representing the stages of evolution of a concept/ product. Congratulations to the semi-finalists and we wish all the applicants the best of luck in their social entrepreneurial endeavors!
Applications open for the Immigrant Civic Leadership Program
Immigrant Civic Leadership Program, a competitive leadership development program, is specifically designed for people who are leading change in New York City immigrant communities. ICLP, is made possible through a partnership between the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), CORO and a number of supporting funding organizations. The program is transformational and unique in that it offers a civic-style leadership development training, one that is built upon the understanding of complex environments through a cross-sector and intersectional lens and within a change-framework that is further supported by the social and intellectual capital of the alumni network. Learn more and apply by June 11, 2018.
Submissions due April 10, 2018!
Applications for Algorithm for Change: The $1.5M AI/ML & xR Access to Education Competition are due April 10, 2018 at 11:59pm. Learn more about Algorithm for Change.
NYU featured in Social Entrepreneurship Programs: 23 Universities Paving the Way
NYU was recently featured in Classy's list of Social Entrepreneurship Programs: 23 Universities Paving the Way. The NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program was recognized for its contribution to NYU's work in leading the field of social entrepreneurship.
Algorithm for Change featured in Washington Square News
Algorithm for Change was recently featured by Washington Square News. Read the article to hear from NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program Executive Director, Gabriel Brodbar, and Travis Reindl, senior communications officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.* Learn more and apply today!*
Algorithm for Change application now open!
Genesis Be kicks off speaking tour
Program alum, Genesis Be, has launched her 2018 speaking tour with stops at NYU, Georgia State University, Clive Davis Institute, the Revolutionary Love Conference, and more. This is a new journey to share her experience and voice with as much of the World as possible in the spirit of healing, resistance and compassion based action. Visit GenesisBe.com for more information or to book Genesis Be.
Towards A New Reconstruction: Owning Our Past to Build Our Future
Who controls the histories we tell? Join us February 20th at 6:30pm EST as activists and leaders from the ACLU and NAACP LDF discuss the current state of race in America and how we got here. More info.
Announcing Algorithm for Change: The $1.5M AI/ML & xR Access to Education Competition
The NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is excited to announce Algorithm for Change: The $1.5M AI/ML & xR Access to Education Competition. Learn more about this ground breaking national competition to support entrepreneurs using AI, ML and xR to increase access to secondary and post-secondary educational opportunities for underserved communities. Sign up for our email list to stay up-to-date with Algorithm for Change.
Join us for Skirball Talks: Insightful Brevity
In a society where the veracity of news sources has become questionable, the NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program is partnering with new media company Axios to convene a panel of distinguished individuals in the news industry to discuss the changes and opportunities in news consumption. Grab your tickets today!
Space added to Social Entrepreneurship Courses!
Due to popular demand, we've added additional seats to our courses in social entrepreneurship for the Spring 2018 semester! Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from some of the founders of the field. Learn more and get signed up today!
Join The Broad Room for The Broad Social on January 18th
Program Alumni Fionnuala Seiferth is hosting a fundraiser with keynote speaker Cynthia Nixon for an organization she helped found, the Broad Room, on Jan 18th 7-9 at Kinfolk. The Broad Room is an all-female training camp that teaches young women how to take political action and resist the right-wing agenda. RSVP HERE. Or go to the Broad Room website here to get more involved.
BMe Community opens applications for BMe Community Genius Award
If you could give $10,000 to a deserving black man in greater Akron, Louisville, Miami, or Pittsburgh, who works everyday to make life better for others, who would it be? Beginning December 21, 2017, BMe Community is accepting nominations of black men who share resources, inspire, and empower people in greater Akron, Miami, Pittsburgh, and Louisville. Nominate someone today.
Congratulations to the 2017 Changemaker Challenge winners!
Learn more about the grand prize winner, two seed grant winners, and all of our finalists.
Writing for a Wide Readership Course
We are proud to co-sponsor an NYU Journalism gradaute-level course, Writing for a Wide Readership. The course is to help you, the budding expert/specialist, learn how to write for the public -- people outside your academic discipline. Learn more about it and view a syllabus here.
Program alum, Genesis Be, releases new mini-doc
Mississippi is turning 200. Is it time to remove the Confederate emblem from the state flag? Young Mississippians with strongly opposing views hear each other out. WATCH HERE: https://tinyurl.com/ycc9hmxv
More seats added to Sustainable Business & The New Economy!
Due to popular demand, we've added more seats to Jeffrey Hollender's undergraduate course Sustainable Business & The New Economy. Register today before they're gone! Learn more about our courses in social entrepreneurship.
Program alum, Amita Swadhin, named to inaugural Bitch 50
Join us in congratulating Program alum, Amita Swadhin, for being named to Bitch Media's inauguaral Bitch 50 for her work on Mirror Memoirs, an oral history project that centers the healing and leadership of LGBTQ survivors of color to end child sexual abuse. The Bitch 50 have utilized their creative or political power to further advance visibility, equality, or access for marginal folks—especially LGBTQ communities of color.
Announcing Algorithm for Change: The $1.5M AI/ML & xR Access to Education Competition
The NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is excited to announce Algorithm for Change: The $1.5M AI/ML & xR Access to Education Competition. Stay tuned for more details on this ground breaking national competition to support entrepreneurs using AI, ML and xR to increase access to secondary and post-secondary educational opportunities for underserved communities.
Sign up for our email list to stay up-to-date with Algorithm for Change.
NYU SEP announces Spring 2018 Social Entrepreneurship courses!
We are excited to announce two spring courses produced by the NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program, in partnership with NYU Stern. Each of these courses are taught by NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program Advisory Board members who are universally recognized and acclaimed pioneers in the social change space. Learn more.
Amita Swadhin to speak at NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program
Since 2016, Amita has been traveling the country collecting the stories of LGBTQ people of color who survived childhood rape and sexual assault. On December 4th, Amita will share some of the preliminary findings of nearly 50 interviews publicly for the first time. Learn more and RSVP.
Anurag Gupta, Program alum & Founder of BE MORE, presents at NYUSEP
With generous support from Focus for Health Foundation, the NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program hosted Anurag Gupta, Founder & CEO for a workshop on Hacking Racial Bias. Learn more about Anurag's work and see photos here.
enso + NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program hosted a panel and dinner conversation on where we go from here.
Check out enso's recap of our collaborative Sept. 12th event on The Role of Brands in Empowering Citizens of a New Era.
Program alum, Genesis Be, interviewed by VICE IMPACT
Genesis Be sits down with VICE IMPACT to discuss her work as an artist and activist. Read the interview here.
NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program announces NYU Social Impact and Entrepreneurship Exchange (NYU SEE)
We are excited to launch a new cross-university engagement tool to navigate social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship opportunities across NYU's global network. Check it out!
What role do brands play in moving the nation forward?
Are you an NYU Undergrad ready to change the world?
The 2017 CmC has launched! Attend an info session to learn more about how you can win $10k to launch your world-changing venture.
Program alum, Anurag Gupta, interviewed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
Listen here for more on Anurag's work on transforming bias.
Congratulations to Qantab Light Cube, winners of the 2017 NYU/D-Prize Social Venture Competition!
Learn more about the team and their fantastic work in Nigeria.
We were thrilled to host students from Nanyang Technopreneurship Center on their capstone trip to NYC!
Click here to learn more and see pictures from the 2-day event.
Congratulations to alum Ananta Ripa Ajmera on the release of The Ayurveda Way!
Check out photos from our book launch party to celebrate the occasion.
March for Science Co-Chair and fellow alum Dr. Caroline Weinberg is interviewed by Dan Rather on the importance of science advocacy.
Watch the interview here.
Scholar alum Erika Hval & her organization will host the 77TH Annual Mary Swartz Rose Memorial Lecture about how to leverage integrated solutions to solve childhood obesity.
Click here for more details about how to RSVP for the event.
Fellow alum & Thundress Founder, Tylea Richard, to be featured at Fashion Envie
Click here for tickets to the art installation and fashion presentation on April 22nd!
Scholar alum Cody Brown was featured on The New York Times!
Read more about Cody's vision for virtual reality.
From Fear to Focus: Race in America and The Urgency of Now
Missed February 15th's dynamic, deep and wide ranging conversation about race in America with Van Jones and others? Watch the video here.
The NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program stands with over 410 social entrepreneurs and NGO leaders opposing the Muslim ban.
Read the letter and see the growing number of social entrepreneurs signed on.
NYU fellow alum Anurag Gupta and Be More America were featured on NPR's All Things Considered on WNYC!
Listen to Anurag talk about how unconscious bias negatively impacts healthcare.
NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program Featured in Dec. 19 NY Post: "A World of Difference!"
"Changing the Game of Fast Fashion" was a great success on November 14th!
Click here to learn more about this ethical fashion event.
Alum Joe O'Connor publishes great new book on designing and installing off-grid solar!
Click here to learn more.
Fellow alum Lauren Servin launches new skin care company: girls education is in their DNA!
Click here to learn more.
We are thrilled to sponsor two NYU Stern social entrepreneurship classes with Susan Davis & Jeffrey Hollender this spring!
Learn about the courses and how to sign up.
Want $10,000 to change the world?
Click here to learn more about the NYU Changemaker Challenge
We are proud to support TEDxWashingtonSquare on Practicing Change on Oct 15, 2016!
Click here and join us for a day of Practicing Change as we bring greater awareness to the creative practices, models and essential elements on the cutting edge of change.
Alum Joshua Levin's startup OpenInvest is live!
Click here to join the early community and to make socially responsible investing decisions with OpenInvest.
Alum Annie Myers and her gamechanging work in food delivery featured in Forbes!
Click here to learn more about how she is filling the gap in food distribution and her suggestions to young people