GLOBAL SOCIAL BENEFIT FELLOWSHIP
Action Research for Social Justice
Total Action Research Projects
Action Research with Social Enterprises
Miller Center accelerates leadership by providing students opportunities to learn and work with social entrepreneurs on the front lines of poverty eradication and sustainable development in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The fellowship is a fully-funded summer field experience along with two-quarters of classwork and academic research for Santa Clara University junior-level students.
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 2020
Miller Center partners with our alumni network to develop unique student projects that will help support business operations for the social enterprise. Projects can range from marketing to data analysis. Browse the projects below.
To End Housing Poverty in Africa by providing appropriate affordable &Sustainable housing solutions.
Teach a Man to Fish
To enable schools to provide a relevant education, through enterprise, that empowers young people to succeed in work and in life.
Increase income for smallholder farmers in East Africa through productive asset-financing and training.
Development In Gardening (DIG)
Improving the nutrition and livelihoods of the world’s ultra-vulnerable by teaching them to plant sustainable gardens
To reduce Baltimore’s racial wealth divide by teaching and accompanying members of disinvested communities to build and own successful social enterprises
To empower women and promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth in remote, rural areas
Empowering Myanmar people with access to quality health care.
To empower youth and smallholder farmers through the cultivation of passion fruit.
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Honors Thesis Work
Pathways to Accelerate Social Enterprises that use Mobile Information Communication Technology
Social Enterprise Acceleration Services for Sub-Saharan African Health: Positive Impacts of New Program Innovations
Understanding Sanitation Preferences: A Human Centered Approach to Tackling India’s Open Defecation Crisis
Women’s Agency for Ghanaian Agricultural Development
The Future of Solar Microgrids in Sub-Saharan Africa: How social enterprises can accelerate the spread of renewable energy to off-grid communities
Would Paul Farmer like BanaPads? An Assessment of Social Enterprise as a Women’s Health Intervention
Women’s Livelihood Creation and the Affiliation Capability: A Critical Programmatic Analysis
Jesse Caemmerer, SCU Political Science, 2014
Social Entrepreneurship and Jesuit Social Ministries: A New Path of Liberation. A thesis in partial fulfillment of a Sacred Theology Licentiate at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Cost-effective Health Interventions for Improved Education and Employment: An Integrated Approach to Development
The Potential of Agroforestry to Reduce Energy Poverty and Environmental Degradation in Rural Zambia
Savings and the Poor: A Review of Savings Products Offered by Microfinance Institutions