Two DC-based off-campus organizations offer competitive fellowship opportunities for AU undergraduates with a passion for social entrepreneurship. Both provide hands-on skill training and an opportunity to obtain start-up funding for a social venture you might want to create.
Ashoka is the most well-known social entrepreneurship support organization. An Ashoka initiative, Ashoka's Youth Venture, will be offering skill training and an opportunity for teams of AU undergraduates to compete in a February “scramble” with teams from local universities. Stay alert for announcements about sessions and dates. http://www.genv.net/
Social entrepreneurship is not just an extra-curricular activity. For several years Professor Levinson has taught AU’s pioneering introduction to the subject in SIS 496 Culture, Communication and Change. This is usually offered each spring. In addition, check for courses at other AU schools that touch on social enterprise-related topics, including Kogod School of Business’new MGMT 360 Nonprofit and Social Entrepreneurship.