"Innovative Program for Social Entrepreneurs Begins Recruitment"
After conducting its first successful fellowship, the Movement 121 Social Leadership Academy (The Academy) is readying for its next class of hopeful social entrepreneurs.
According to Mark Chassman, Dean of The Academy, "In 2012, we tested a concept and proved that we could create an environment of success for individuals who dream of creating enterprises that can improve our world."
Through a six-month-long virtual fellowship, The Academy equips, encourages, and connects aspiring social entrepreneurs to make a sustainable impact on the world. Its vision is to develop social enterprises that will attack global issues like unfathomable poverty, poor education, pandemic disease, egocentric leadership and spiritual emptiness.
After the first six months of the fellowship, teams with proven business concepts get access to a three-day strategic launch meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Those businesses receive seed grants to help accelerate their efforts.
The Academy's inaugural Fellowship jump-started "Compassion It", a pending non-profit based in San Diego, Calif. Its unique bracelets are now inspiring compassionate actions in six continents. Founder Sara Schairer said, "The Academy taught me how to create and lead a team, compose a clear mission and effectively communicate that mission to my team and customers. Most importantly, I've had the honor of interacting with aspiring world-changers from all over the globe."
Because of its virtual format, The Academy's fellowship encourages collaboration between individuals from around the world. Investing anywhere from one to 10 hours per week, fellows learn their strengths and work in teams to create sustainable services or products that will help alleviate global social problems.
To apply for The Academy's class of 2013, visit http://www.movement121.com/
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