Leveraging our expertise in entrepreneurship, our social programming educates students to build and grow businesses for a better world. With programs in and out of the classroom, service learning infuses the Babson community by raising the awareness and importance of community engagement. Service experiences are embedded in academic classes throughout the integrated curriculum and we challenge our students to react to social injustice issues as social entrepreneurs.
In addition to the volunteer activities coordinated through the Bernon Center for Public Service and The Lewis Institute, Babson has developed many additional global service learning projects. Recent ones have included:
- A two-week trip to the Western Cape region of South Africa where eight Babson students partner with students at Stellenbosch University to deliver developmental entrepreneurship courses to high school students living in disadvantaged circumstances in townships left from the apartheid era
- A two-week mission during Babson’s winter break in which students teach entrepreneurship and business to high school students and adult learners in Ghana, Africa
- A two-week journey to Uganda with Babson Global Outreach through Entrepreneurship (BGOE), a student organization, to work with local business owners and residents to increase self-sufficiency, improve efficiencies, and launch business ideas