I spent many years developing a unique, cross-disciplinary set of skills and experiences which have empowered me to be bring an entrepreneurial mindset to social impact grassroots initiatives. The combination of the two is why I consider myself a social entrepreneur.
I am a designer, developer, teacher, videographer, and small business owner. I have taught at the university level to nearly 1,000 students. I have mentored disconnected youth ranging from 8th grade to 12th grade as well as high school dropouts. I have invested hundreds of hours in social change projects ranging from local city politics to arts and culture movements to undocumented students and their access to financial aid. I am happiest immersed in the local community.
I have watched beautiful movements of passionate humans evaporate because of a lack in funding. Why are the organizations which provide human services reliant on donors and grants to sustain themselves? How does the organization who manufactures a substitute for styrofoam compete for market share when their employees are volunteers who have “real jobs” somewhere else? It should not be this difficult to be a good person.
I am currently building a platform which streamlines the process of building a social enterprise. It is a multi-sided platform for community members, mentors, impact investors, and service providers. I thought about all the obstacles I ran into while trying to have a lasting impact in the community, and I built solutions for each one. I am in private beta right now with a handful of users. Contact me if you would like to be a beta tester.