STUDENTS

GLOBAL SOCIAL BENEFIT FELLOWSHIP

Action Research for Social Justice
144

Fellowship Alumni

3

University Valedictorians

10

Fulbright Scholars

64

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.

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.

GhamPower-web

Gham Power Nepal Private Limited

Mission:

Empowering Rural Nepali Communities To Thrive

TAMTF-web

Teach a Man to Fish

Mission:

To enable schools to provide a relevant education, through enterprise, that empowers young people to succeed in work and in life.

CycleConnect.2019-web

Cycle Connect

Mission:

Increase income for smallholder farmers in East Africa through productive asset-financing and training.

GrasslandCameroon.2019-web

Grassland Cameroon

Mission:

Investing in solutions that improve farmer productivity each season

DIG.2019-web

Development In Gardening (DIG)

Mission:

Improving the nutrition and livelihoods of the world’s ultra-vulnerable by teaching them to plant sustainable gardens

InnovationWorks-web

Innovation Works

Mission:

To reduce Baltimore’s racial wealth divide by teaching and accompanying members of disinvested communities to build and own successful social enterprises

Eggpreneur-web

Eggpreneur

Mission:

To empower women and promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth in remote, rural areas

NUCAFE-web

NUCAFE

Mission:

To establish a sustainable market-driven system of coffee farmer enterprises and organizations

2020KadAfrica-web

Kad Africa

Mission:

To empower youth and smallholder farmers through the cultivation of passion fruit.

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African Women Rising Video Project

2012

Whirlwind Wheelchair International

Honors Thesis Work

Haley Harada, Finance, 2018

Pathways to Accelerate Social Enterprises that use Mobile Information Communication Technology

Grace Krueger, Biology, 2018

Social Enterprise Acceleration Services for Sub-Saharan African Health: Positive Impacts of New Program Innovations

Karen Mac, Public Health, 2018

Understanding Sanitation Preferences: A Human Centered Approach to Tackling India’s Open Defecation Crisis

Marisa Rudolph, Environmental Science & Political Science, 2018

Women’s Agency for Ghanaian Agricultural Development

Erika Francks, Environmental Studies, 2017

The Future of Solar Microgrids in Sub-Saharan Africa: How social enterprises can accelerate the spread of renewable energy to off-grid communities

Carson Whisler, Economics, 2017

A Coordinated Approach to Investing in Clean Energy Access

Victoria Yu, Communication, 2016

Using the Simulation Operation Belmont to Teach Research Ethics

William Swanson, Political Science, 2016

Assessing Social Impact in Base of the Pyramid Markets

Caroline de Bie, Public Health Science, 2015

Would Paul Farmer like BanaPads? An Assessment of Social Enterprise as a Women’s Health Intervention

Monet Gonnerman, Sociology, 2015

Women’s Livelihood Creation and the Affiliation Capability: A Critical Programmatic Analysis

Jesse Caemmerer, SCU Political Science, 2014

Phillip T. Cooke SJ, 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

Nikita Agrawal, 2014

Cost-effective Health Interventions for Improved Education and Employment: An Integrated Approach to Development

Jack I. Bird, 2014

The Potential of Agroforestry to Reduce Energy Poverty and Environmental Degradation in Rural Zambia

Ashley Armstrong, 2013

The Efficacy of Microfinance in Alleviating Food Insecurity

Amanda Nelson, 2013

Savings and the Poor: A Review of Savings Products Offered by Microfinance Institutions

Mary Nicole Nienow Birch, 2013

Public Health Interventions in the Developing World: An Opportunity for Social Enterprise Involvement

Are you ready to take the next step?

Action
Research Model

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.

Recognition
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.

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