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IIMPACT India Info Session

From Shayoni Nair ’13:

We are a new student group that is dedicated to providing education to young girls of economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds in rural India. Learn how you can help establish a Wesleyan-sponsored school and improve the hygiene standards for students and their families.

Date: Sunday, September 23
Time: 5 pm
Place: Usdan B25 (multi-purpose room in basement)

Impact’s Valentine’s Day Bazaar TOMORROW!

Lizzie “Elizabeth” Williams ’13 jumps into the room and yells:

Join Impact and World Micro-Market at Zelnick Pavilion this Friday to check out our products from NGOs and Free Trade Organizations around the world. Everything is inexpensive, chic, and goes to a good cause! Buy something for your partner or friend, or treat yourself!

SHOFCO and Brighter Dawns will also be in attendance, selling items from Kenya and Bangladesh respectively, along with some other Valentine’s Day goodies.

Products range from 5-25$, and there will be homemade cookies, fudge, and cupcakes for sale!  Make sure to BRING CASH!

Date: Friday,February 10th
Time: 11am – 6pm
Where: Zelnick Pavilion

For more information, check out the Facebook event.

Making Money While Doing Good

Come hear Kristin Kim, founder of Sansori, a global education initiative where students gain tools for financial, organizational, and inner sustainability, and launch social enterprises.

Kristin Kim was president of AllLearn, an online educational venture among Oxford, Stanford, and Yale Universities, that served over 11,000 students from over 75 countries. As Director for New Initiatives for Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, she was instrumental in developing the Women’s Leadership Board. She also practiced law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s New York and London offices, and specialized in international capital market transactions.

Kristin received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College, cum laude, in Chinese Philosophy. She currently serves on the Board of RAIT Investment Trust (NYSE: RAS). She has also served on the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College and many other non-profit boards.

  • Date: Thursday, April 28th
  • Time: 4:30-5:30pm
  • Place: PAC001

There will be a short talk about the integration of the private of non-profit sectors, followed by an informal discusssion about the potential of social enterprise to address 21st century problems.

Facebook event here

Brought to you by IMPACT! Humanity

First IMPACT meeting of the year!

Come learn about social entrepreneurship in its many forms –

How to be a social entrepreneur yourself and how to support the world of social entrepreneurship.

This semester we will be talking to student social entrepreneurs and leaders of social venture organizations. We will be also attending conference in the area to hear the ideas of innovators in this rapidly evolving field. If you want to attend the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Conference or the Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale, this meeting is a must!

Questions? Contact: acash(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, aatamanchuk(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, vschwab(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Date: Tuesday, February 1st
Time: 8 pm
Place: Allbittron 304

Careers in Social Entrepreneurship

Want to turn your innovative ideas and positive energy into positive social impact ventures?
Come hear from recent Wes alums about their experiences with social entrepreneurship!

Youth Social Entrepreneurship: Ashoka Fellow Kethaki Nair ’09
Come hear Wes alum Kethaki Nair ’09 talk about her experience working at Ashoka’s Youth Venture as National Fellowship Associate. Operating in 17 countries, Youth Venture inspires and invests in young people to create sustainable Ventures that have a positive impact in their community.

Kethaki helps provide post-launch support to the youth within the network, connecting them to opportunities and resources that support their and their ventures’ success.
On Thursday, Kethaki will be helping us understand Ashoka and organizations like it, explaining some of the buzz words and key concepts, and letting us know how we can get involved with similar projects!

Partnership in Fair Trade: Mercado Global’s Asia Neupane ’09
Mercado Global is a nonprofit whose distinctive Fair Trade collections demonstrate the power of partnership to change the world, one purchase at a time. Each Mercado collection starts with a journey to the highlands of Guatemala, where designers partner with indigenous women artisans to develop unique creations that fuse exceptional Mayan craftsmanship with modern design. Their model helps mothers in Mercado’s partner communities break the cycle of poverty and send their children to school.

  • Date: Thursday, December 2
  • Time: 4:30pm
  • Place: PAC001

Facebook event here
Brought to you by IMPACT! Humanity

IMPACT! Humanity Meeting Tonight


Interested in microfinance? Want to empower developing world microentrepeneurs? Come to the Impact! Humanity meeting tonight and learn about what microfinance is all about and how you can get involved!

Date: Today, Wednesday 10/7
8 pm
PAC 107

Buru Style featuring Ras Coley at IMPACTFest

IMPACT! Humanity (Integrity and Mobility for the Poor through Access to Capital Today) is holding a fundraiser this Friday featuring:

– Writer’s Bloc @ 10pm (Spoken word with open mic time)
– Kalalu @ 11:15ish 
– Buru Style @ 12:00am to close.

Tickets sold at Usdan Wednesday thru Friday.

Date: Friday, Dec. 5
Time: 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Place: Eclectic
Cost: $3 advance; $4 at door

Spring Bling: Dance Party and Dance Showcase

When: Saturday, 10:30-2am
Where: PSI U
How: Tickets on sale at Usdan, $2 advance, $4 at the door
Who: Hosted by Impact, EON, Wesleyan Entrepreneurs

Because I know you can’t wait until Spring Fling…

Come on out Saturday night, forget about your papers, and dance your ass off. This is the most loaded night Wesleyan’s seen all semester.


Sweatshop Labor (Brooklyn)

Fusion (Debut performance!)

All proceeds are going to Fonkoze, Haiti’s largest microfinance institution, and will benefit the implementation of their solar lending initiative (providing solar panels to electrify the businesses of impoverished entrepreneurs).



If you like microfinance and intense capitalization, Laura Masulis ’09 has an event right up your alley: IMPACTFEST!

Free food, a DJ showcase, live music (Half Krunk), information about microfinance in Nepal, jewelry for sale, and—oh yeah—more free food.

Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Place: Outside, between Fountain and Pine
Cost: Free to enter, but donations encouraged

But wait, that’s not all! Check out the IMPACTFEST! After-Party! With Starfox Assault! And Boy Crisis!

Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: Earth House (159 High St.)

Edit: We’ve just got word that there will be an open mic during the first half of IMPACTFEST!