Humanity in Action Philanthropy and Social Enterprise Fellowship Launches in Detroit

March 19 — The Philanthropy and Social Enterprise Fellowship begins today in Detroit. As one of Humanity in Action’s newest programs, this Fellowship supports eight Senior Fellows as they investigate trends in philanthropy, community development and social innovation.

The narrative of philanthropic innovation amid Detroit’s ruin and revitalization serves as inspiration for this Fellowship. The eight selected Fellows will spend three days in Detroit, meeting with local leaders in the fields of philanthropy and social enterprise, including Marsha Music, Laura J. Trudeau, Ebrahim Varachia, among others. To see the full schedule of programming for the Detroit meeting, please click here.  
 
 
Pictured (L to R): The 2015 Philanthropy and Social Enterprise Fellows—Alexandria Margolis, Christopher McLaurin, Fabiana Perera, Jasmine Burton, Ryan Richards, Susannah Shattuck, Terin Mayer and Zachariah Falconer-Stout.  

 

Fellows will then spend the next six months conducting independent research on the role of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship in cities across the United States, including Denver, and Washington D.C., Seattle. Their research will address relevant social issues ranging from elderly healthcare to corporate social responsibility within technology industries. 

In October, the group will reconvene in New York City for a final session of meetings with philanthropic and entrepreneurial community leaders. The findings from their research will be presented at the Fifth Annual Humanity in Action New York Conference. 

The 2015 Philanthropy and Social Enterprise Fellowship is made possible by the generous support of the Ann Arbor-based RNR Foundation. 

Click here for more information about 2015 Philanthropy and Social Enterprise Fellowship. Please direct inquiries about the program to a.chase@humanityinaction.org. 

 

 

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