Social entrepreneurship allows individuals to develop, fund, and implement solutions to
social, cultural, or environmental issues.
Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse
themselves in a community abroad, working side-by-side with local leaders to tackle our
generation's most pressing challenges. (peacecorp.gov)
This experience can inspire returned volunteers to enter the field of social entrepreneurship
upon completion of service.
While the Peace Corp recruits volunteers from all over the U.S., only a fraction of those volunteers are Black men. Currently, Black men make up roughly 2% of students who study abroad or participate in international experiences. (Institute for International Education)
This discussion will focus on the experience of three Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and how their service impacted their social entrepreneurship journey.
The conversation will cover each panelists’ individual experience, its impact on their
identity, and the skills they learned that contributed to their current work in the field.
Panelists will also offer advice on getting started in social entrepreneurship and how to gain experience in international service leadership
Join Leaders of the Free World as we kick off our Black Men in International Leadership webinar series.
This event is sponsored by New Jersey City University Office of Global Initiatives and the University of Delaware.