How to Turn a Great Idea into a Successful Business or Nonprofit
with Sean Harry
Saturday, October 21st from 9:30-4:30 Sunday, October 22nd from 9:30-4:30
Many people have a dream of making a big difference in the world and consider doing so by starting a business or nonprofit organization. Small businesses are different from large corporations in that they are usually an extension of their founder’s personal hopes, dreams, unique experiences, knowledge and skills. Nonprofit organizations are typically focused on fulfilling a mission of making the world a better place and are also an extension of the founders, members and stakeholders.
Lab participants don’t need to have a solid idea in mind to attend. In fact, many will have several ideas and half-baked notions of what they want to do. Some simply know they don’t want to have a “conventional job” and are seeking additional options. This Lab will guide them through a process to determine which ideas are most likely to become successful operations.
Sunday, Oct 1st from 3-7pm Sunday, Oct 8th from 3-7pm Sunday, Oct 15th from 3-7pm
The aim of this course is to introduce students to social justice concepts through a variety of interactive approaches. The course has a two-fold goal: participants will develop an understanding of their own intersectionality while also practicing specific approaches for how to address social justice issues. Topics to be considered include active allyship, cultural humility, microaggressions, social identity mapping, and more. The intent of this course is to make it a meaningful experience for each participant.
Note: You must register for this Lab by September 28th
We'll look at the ways in which food shapes culture, offers identity, and unites us. Along the way, we'll explore local case studies from sources like the Racist Sandwich podcast, hear stories from around the world, meet for a lunch discussion at the St. Johns Farmers Market, and examine the role that food has had in our own lives.
This Lab will culminate in a student-led event for Welcoming Week, a program put on by Welcoming America to unite immigrants and U.S.-born residents.
Hope you can join us for this rich exploration of food!