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Core Value: Start with Empathy

Last month, we were excited to launch #ProjectEmpowerment, a social media campaign that will highlight the core values that inspire our work at Social Entrepreneur Corps. Our core values shape the way that we approach empowerment in all aspects of our work. They guide everything from our internal team dynamics to how we engage with […]

By |October 1st, 2015|Project Empowerment|Comments Off on Core Value: Start with Empathy

San Juan My Heart

As week 3 is coming to a close, I can’t help but notice how much team Initiative has been able to accomplish in just 5 days. This Monday, we arrived in the city of Sololá, which is about 2 hours out of Antigua, and ventured across Late Atitlán by boat to a small town called […]

By |June 19th, 2014|Guatemala|0 Comments

Homestay Adventures

Food in Guatemala is an experience within itself. A lot of it is amazing while other parts not so much. The biggest shock for me though has been never getting quite what I’d expect. For instance I had asparagus soup for breakfast today and then a green bean omelet and maple syrup covered pineapple for […]

By |June 12th, 2014|Guatemala|0 Comments

Rain, Projects, and Comfort

I wake up Monday morning at 4:30am to what seemed like a Monsoon coming through my bedroom. Turns out it was just an abnormal amount of rain falling extremely hard on the metal roof that covers my bedroom. After breakfast I meet up with the 15 other students staying in Santa Lucía and we take […]

By |June 9th, 2014|Guatemala|0 Comments

An Impactful Summer (Winter) in Ecuador

Summer has officially begun! Except, because we’re just slightly south of the Equator, it’s technically winter here in Ecuador. Kicking off our summer of amazing internship programs with our sister organization Social Entrepreneur Corps, five students from the University of Notre Dame’s Student International Business Council (SIBC) are joining the Ecuador team for a 2-week […]

By |May 30th, 2014|Ecuador|0 Comments

What I Wish I had Packed

Although I like to consider myself an avid traveler, going to Dominican Republic for my Social Entrepreneur Corps taught me some useful packing and travelling lessons I wish I had known before I embarked on my journey. Read carefully if you want to spend your time experiencing everything instead of worrying.

 At least a week before your […]

By |May 21st, 2014|Dominican Republic|0 Comments

An Insider’s Guide to Getting the Most Out of Your SEC Experience

My internship in Guatemala was the best experience of my college career! I remember before I went I was so nervous about going to another country for four weeks. Although I had been to Guatemala twice before, I still felt unprepared for my trip. However, it turned out better than I imagined it would.

A piece […]

By |May 8th, 2014|Campus Fellows, Guatemala|0 Comments

Teach a Man to Fish

The ancient Chinese proverb says that if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.Well, the Chinese had the Social Entrepreneur Corps model down before way before we did. Let us explain…

Those words about fish were made a reality […]

By |January 24th, 2014|Guatemala|Comments Off on Teach a Man to Fish