LEWIS FAMILY FELLOWSHIP
Undergraduate Action Research for Social Justice
Total Action Research Projects
Action Research with Social Enterprises
Miller Center accelerates leadership by providing students with opportunities to learn and work with social enterprises that are on the front lines of poverty eradication and sustainable development in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States.
The Miller Center Lewis Family Fellowship is a fully-funded summer field experience along with two-quarters of classwork and academic research for Santa Clara University junior-level students.
Fellows are awarded a $5,000 stipend.
Members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
The action research model of our fellowship simultaneously supports rigorous, transformative undergraduate student learning and the scaling of social enterprises in developing countries that participate in our world-class accelerator programs. Action research is a practice-led approach that emphasizes learning from working with social enterprises. This provides a robust value exchange between students and social enterprises.
Ashoka U awarded our fellowship the Cordes Innovation Award in Academic Student Learning for 2017. This is the most prestigious award in social enterprise higher education.
Projects for 2023
ALL ACROSS AFRICA
All Across Africa is a global network of makers driving social change through the ethical production and distribution of sustainably made artisan goods.
Ziweto provides affordable veterinary services, animal nutrition and medication products, and livestock equipment for smallholder farmers.
SuitUp equips students for life beyond the classroom by partnering with schools/youth organizations and businesses to ensure that all students have the access and awareness to pursue the college and career of their choosing.
Likha’s mission is to empower artisan families to overcome poverty by reimagining time-honored local craft for the global marketplace.
KISANGAS (CLEANERGY TECH SOLUTIONS)
Kisangas’ mission is to empower farmers and help them develop sustainable agricultural practices.
Jibu capitalizes, equips, and trains emerging market entrepreneurs to create affordable access to drinking water and other necessities.
Good Nature Agro
Good Nature Agro is a for-profit social enterprise that believes in farmer-centric impact.
These fellows have been selected to conduct practical research commissioned by Miller Center’s family of social enterprises and select partners.
Business for Health Solutions
East Africa/South Asia
Judith (Zhuyu) Li
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