UCLA Social Enterprise Academy- Offers Coaching and Cash Prizes for Nonprofit Entrepreneurs
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Our ninth Social Enterprise Academy, featuring the talents of UCLA’s students, faculty and alumni is now accepting applications. The Academy mentors not-for-profit organizations in developing earned income opportunities that expand their impact and income.
Last year’s winners represented a range of nonprofit organizations and social enterprise opportunities. Scholars Hope Foundation is creating a summer camp for teaching coding, Plus Me is scaling the sale of a booklet that helps youth uncover their passions through story; Coffee with a Cause is franchising a training program to ensure job success for youth at risk and Tent Hut is developing housing for veterans.
This year, ten not for profit organizations will be selected. Between January and May bi-weekly work sessions support participants in selecting the best enterprise idea, conducting market research, AND creating a business plan. Students (who will be getting academic credit for the work they perform) are paired with each organization to go through this curriculum and assist in the venture development process. The goal is to have each participating non-profit plan and begin to implement a revenue generating venture that strengthens and supports their central mission. At least $30,000 will be awarded to the most promising ventures at the Showcase & Symposium scheduled for May 28, 2020.
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