Several Global Human Development Program students have authored case studies on emerging issues in international development through a partnership with the International Youth Foundation. Students enrolled in a course exploring the role of social enterprises and social entrepreneurs were paired with young leaders of social ventures identified through the IYF’s YouthActionNet program. The students were given the assignment of analyzing the venture’s assets, successful methodologies, and opportunities for investment to increase impact. Through this experiential learning process, the student consultants gained hands-on experience and exposure to the needs of social enterprises. The ventures, too, benefited from student insights into their strengths, areas for growth, and recommendations for enhancing their impact and sustainability. The Georgetown practicum is part of YouthActionNet’s larger efforts to partner with institutions of higher learning around the globe to integrate social change into the academic experience and career interests of students. The 2018 case studies feature research from GHD students Diana Duran, Yanique Campbell, Rebecca Heeb, Hannah Peterson, Ben Simmons-Telep, Susana Rojas-Quico, Muzabel Welongo, Tiago Cordeiro, Francine Claire Fernandez, Gayatri Pillai, Kiersten DeHaven, and Danielle Fiorino. Click here to read more.
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