About Francisca Severino

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Apply for The Roddenberry Fellowship :: Deadline Sept 19!

The Roddenberry Fellowship is a 12-month program for 20 activists, changemakers, and organizers from across the United States who are tackling one of these four issue areas: Civil Rights Environmental Protection LGBTQIA & Women’s Rights Immigration & Refugee Rights Fellows will each receive a $50,000 award, as well as tailored support to implement a project […]

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The New School Announces Inaugural Cohort of Impact Entrepreneurship Fellows

Last year, The New School launched the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI), a university-wide program supporting early-stage socially engaged entrepreneurial leaders in developing the mindsets, skills, and sense of purpose needed to thrive in our rapidly changing world. Now, The New School is welcoming the first cohort of IEI fellows — 18 incoming students representing various backgrounds and […]

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Apply for the Catalyst Program at Blue Ridge Labs :: Deadline September 3

Are you building a mission-driven startup that could improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers? The Catalyst program at Blue Ridge Labs is designed to help founders turn a proven but small-scale concept into a scalable technology platform. Over the course of six months, as part of a small cohort of other founders, they will […]

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Apply for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards :: Deadline Oct 1, 2018

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. EO GSEA supports student entrepreneurs who require much needed mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success. The 2018-19 Regional NYC Competition offers NYC-based students with a budding […]

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Apply Now to Code for Impact!

Are you a student designer or developer with a passion for social change? Apply now to participate in the Clinton Foundation Codeathon happening in advance of the CGI U 2018 meeting at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s Codeathon, co-hosted by CGI University, the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, and the Clinton Climate Initiative, […]

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Michelle Alleyne

Michelle Alleyne has more than 25 years of fashion industry experience and has been a professor at Parsons since 2005, teaching fashion business courses, with a special emphasis on entrepreneurship. In addition to being a contributing editor for the “Fashion Speaks” column at Fashion Manuscript magazine, she authored the publication, “How To Manufacture/Produce Your Designs” […]

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Scaling culture: Purpose & People Panel

A leader is anyone who gives more purpose to the people around them. Whether you’re an executive or a frontline employee, whether you work in HR or in accounting, YOU have that power. Purpose & People will explore where and how to infuse more purpose into your organization. THIS PANEL: How do purpose and culture […]

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Green Worker Cooperatives Application Open! > Deadline June 30

Green Worker lead entrepreneurs through a 5 month process to launching a business in under a year. Their Co-op Academy reduces the feeling of isolation often experienced by entrepreneurs, it demystifies the startup process, reduces time spent trying to figure out what customers actually want – and improves their odds of success. Upon graduation from […]

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Parsons Graduates Create Sustainable Eyewear Company That Helps Flint, Michigan

At the height of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the city was using more than 20 million plastic water bottles a day, creating large amounts of plastic waste. Ali Rose VanOverbeke, Fashion Design ’14, who was volunteering with the Red Cross in her hometown of Detroit at the time, turned the crisis into an […]

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How to Drive Impact and Innovation with Empathy, Experimentation, and Evidence

Acumen Fund is offering free community seats in their June 20th webinar with Heather Hiscox of Moves the Needle and +Acumen Associate Director, Amy Ahearn. Learn how social impact organizations are creating value, not waste, more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Find out how you can use the Lean Innovation principles of Empathy, Experimentation, […]

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