Empower Fellows Information Session

Date & Time October 21, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mugar 235

The Empower Program for Social Entrepreneurship educates, mentors, and connects aspiring social entrepreneurs at Tufts. Through the Empower program, students develop the necessary attitudes, skills, and knowledge to pursue entrepreneurial ventures. All of these entrepreneurial ventures have a uniquely social perspective, with a particular emphasis on poverty alleviation.

The 2019 Empower Fellows will present how they used their Empower fellowship grant to make a difference around the world. This year, there were 13 Empower Fellows that engaged in inspiring social entrepreneurship worthy of recognition. Our 2019 Fellows pursued a wide variety of projects that have real-world impact.

One student conducted market research on the use of compost and human waste in Rwanda, while another developed E-libraries for post-earthquake Ecuador. We also have a student who worked with the MIT D-Lab in Nairobi on a housing project, and 3,700 miles away, another fellow worked with PHASE, a non-governmental organization that is committed to improving the livelihoods of disadvantaged populations in rural Nepal. These are just a few of the innovative projects initiated by this year’s Fellows.

Come join the Summer of 2019 Empower Fellows as they present on their projects and internships.