Get hands-on experience with social innovation in Selma, Alabama!
Students will partner with Edmundite Missions and Judson College to support the development of social ventures throughout the region.
As one of the trusted organizations in Selma, Edmundite Missions has been serving those in need throughout their community for more than 80 years. Based on a 10-year plan for organizational transformation, the Missions began developing social enterprises to address the deeper root issues impacting their community. In doing so, Edmundite Missions is combining its continued commitment to meeting the basic human needs of the impoverished with community development and social entrepreneurship strategies that drive toward solutions and self-reliance.
Students will spend 3-4 weeks in the summer of 2020 immersed on-site supporting the organization’s staff to work on the following:
- ‘New Possibilities’ Youth Program: Develop a better way to track personal growth for students in the program while serving as a mentor to middle-school participants.
- Nutrition + Food Program: Develop a better way to measure and track the nutritional effect of food programs in our community.
- Social Enterprise: Develop an improved asset-based market analysis and marketing plan for Edmundite Missions Enterprises, especially Kitchens in Selma, which reinvests 100% of net revenue in feeding the poor.
The Immersion Program is ideal for students looking to apply social entrepreneurship concepts in practice to a well-respected organization. Students will be expected to take initiative and work self-directed at times to best implement program ideas during their time in Selma. All participants will receive 3 academic credit hours from Judson College.
** Spots are limited!! Early-bird applicants will be prioritized to participate in the program.