reDiscover Center | http://www.rediscovercenter.org
reDiscover promotes resource conservation, creativity, and community engagement through material reuse. reDiscover is a community art center, reuse warehouse, gallery and event space.
Proposed Venture: Upcycle Studio events and “Crafty Kits”
YWCA of Santa Monica/Westside | http://www.smywca.org
The Mission of the YWCA Santa Monica/Westside is to empower women and girls by creating opportunities for growth and leadership.
Proposed Venture: Girl (Em)powered – a 12 week business incubator for High School girls
Disability Rights Legal Center | www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org
The Mission of the Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) is to champion the rights of people with disabilities through education, advocacy and litigation.
Proposed Venture: Disability Law Webinars and Consulting
A variety of not-for-profit organizations participated in the program, demonstrating that social enterprise is possible in a variety of settings. Other participants were:
Concerned Capital | www.concernedcapital.info
Concerned Capital (CC) helps closely held, entrepreneurial-driven companies located in economically distressed communities, incorporate social responsibility as part of their mission.
Proposed Venture: Valuation Service for small businesses
Environmental Charter Schools | http://echsonline.org
Equip all students with the knowledge and skills to graduate from college, discover their own sense of purpose, and to be stewards of their community and world.
Proposed Venture: Consulting, Workshops and Student led tours to teach others about their unique curriculum
iHOPEoc, Inc. | www.ihopeoc.org
iHOPE's mission is to provide basic services to the homeless, at-risk, underserved, and working poor in south Orange County.
Proposed Venture: Private label “Get A Grip” products, starting with surf wax
Jubilee Consortium | http://jubileeconsortium.org
The Jubilee Consortium’s mission is to support the creation of healthy and just neighborhoods by providing safe, culturally sensitive, affordable programs for healthier living and leadership development.
Proposed Venture: A.C.T. (Actions to Change Tomorrow) – Service Immersion program for high school students
LA CAUSA Youth Build | http://lacausainc.org
LA CAUSA engages historically disenfranchised young people and their families from East Los Angeles to take action against the injustices that impact low-income communities of color.
Proposed Venture: Ela’s Roots Leadership Program– for at-risk youth
Public Interest Pictures | http://www.pipdocs.org
Public Interest Pictures (PIP) is a non-profit film company with a nonpartisan mission to educate citizens on issues important to our democracy.
Proposed Venture: 48-hour Film Festival to create promotional videos for not-for-profit organizations
Youth Speak Collective | http://youthspeakcollective.org
Youth Speak Collective is a youth-driven organization founded on the idea that all young people can succeed if provided with the right opportunities.
Proposed Venture: Media Solutions Center – youth provide video/photo services for area businesses
We would like to extend a huge congratulation to the winners of the UCLA Venture Competition and Showcase! The UCLA Social Enterprise Academy is a unique and successful program because of the hard work that goes into it by all of those participating.
Academies for Social Entrepreneurship creates an eco-system of support that nurtures entrepreneurship and innovation in nonprofit organizations. Our "ASE In-the-News" section shares our on-going work and upcoming events.