SUMMER 2022: GUATEMALA
HYBRID COMMUNITY CONSULTING PROGRAM
COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
“I am very grateful for my experience with this program. I felt excited for each and every class, supported by leadership and my peers, and engaged throughout discussions and project iterations. If you're looking for an experience that enhances your creative, empathetic, sustainable problem-solving and collaboration skills, this is the program for you!”
- 2021 Participant - University of Notre Dame
FIRST APPLICATION DEADLINE:
APPLY NOW: Maximum of 21 total "seats" available
Note: Scholarships available for a limited number of University of Notre Dame students through our partnership.
CHANGEMAKING IS A TEAM SPORT
You'll engage with guest mentors/coaches leading innovation at at VisionSpring, Google, Rotary International, Accenture, Airbnb, Per Scholas, United Nations Foundation, Levi Strauss Foundation and more. They'll support you and your team in not only your consulting projects, but will as well provide insights to help you on your own personal and professional changemaker journey.Download the summary list here.
SUMMER 2022 PROGRAM
Social Entrepreneur Corps will be offering one exclusive 6-week program during the summer of 2022 from May 23rd to June 30th. The first two weeks will be virtual, following by 18 days in Guatemala, wrapping up with one more virtual week to conclude the program. Along the way you'll build lifelong friendships with people from around the world. There's simply no substitute for being a part of a community of like-minded people, especially in times like these.
Following are the. core components of the program to provide you with a truly unique educational, professional and personal growth opportunity.
Gain insights on the who, what, when, where, why and most importantly, the how from World Economic Forum "Social Entrepreneur of the Year" and Ashoka Fellow Greg Van Kirk. Learn more about Greg's depth and breadth of experience here.
Learn the consulting skills you need through real-world engagements. This summer our primary clients are scheduled to be the Centro Explorativo and Soluciones Comunitarias, a Guatemalan social enterprise.
Get access to a diverse set of amazing mentors/coaches to not only help you with your consulting work, but as well to provide insights for your own personal, educational and professional journey. .
This is all about empathy. You'll stay with local friends to help you build empathy and friendship with individuals and communities in rural Guatemala.
Culture really does matter! You'll have the opportunity to gain unique insights about rural Guatemala and maybe learn how to cook and Salsa dance as well.
As part of the program you'll receive up to 18 hours of conversational Spanish taught by Guatemalan teachers. No need to show up with any Spanish language experience.
"Greg's combined expertise in business and years of experience in social entrepreneurship around the globe give him a unique understanding about the drivers of social innovation. He has a remarkable ability to distill key strategic insights that explain success and communicate them in ways that are both accessible and inspiring."
Co Founder- Solutions Journalism Network,
Author - “How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas”
THIS ISN'T OUR FIRST RODEO!
We launched Social Entrepreneur Corps over 15 years ago. Since then we've created unique experiences for 2,000+ students and professionals to create impact in Guatemala, Ecuador, Nicaragua, The Dominican Republic, Peru and Costa Rica. We have long-standing relationships with partners such as the University of Notre Dame, Miami University, Northwestern University and Warby Parker, to name a few. Our years of experience have empowered us with the expertise and helped us to build the local relationships necessary to successfully pivot to virtual and hybrid programs.
“The team approaches their work with professionalism, broad-spectrum skill sets and a tenacious work ethic. Their deep grassroots expertise coupled with business experience and willingness ‘to get their hands dirty’ is unique and hard to come by.”
- Neil Blumenthal, Co Founder + Co CEO - Warby Parker
"Greg is the go-to person when it comes to anything related to social entrepreneurship and innovation. He not only created a program that changed the entire trajectory of my career (Social Entrepreneur Corps), but he also has continued to be a mentor when I have navigated where to go next."
- Colleen Sheehy - Manager, Accenture Global Social Innovation Program