Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship

 
The Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship was created in 2005 to serve the nonprofit community and Pace University. Devoted to honing the risk-taking spirit and managerial skills of nonprofit organizations and social enterprises, the center was launched with a pledge of $5 million from Helene and Grant Wilson, Boston-area entrepreneurs and philanthropists whose involvement with nonprofit organizations convinced them that more-entrepreneurial management can help these organizations increase their impact.

Mission:

The mission of the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship is "to promote social change through entrepreneurship." The Center furthers this mission by serving students, nonprofit organizations and social enterprises with education, research, communication, and advisory service.

For nonprofit organizations, the Wilson Center provides scholarly research, academic programs, advisory services, and roundtable discussions. For business people the Center will offer a career-changing transition program to help them make the intellectual and cultural transition to work in the nonprofit sector. For Pace students, the Center will add additional nonprofit subject matter and courses to the University's current entrepreneurship offerings, and bring leaders and issues in social entrepreneurship to the campus.

For detailed information about the Center, you may click on the Wilson Center link on the right shaded column of this page.

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Submissions from 2013

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The Evolution of Successful Service-Learning Courses in the Computing Curriculum: From Infancy to innovation, Jean F. Coppola PhD, Susan Feather-Gannon, Catharina Daniels, Nancy Lynch Hale, and Pauline Mosley

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Applying Mobile Application Development to Help Dementia and Alzheimer Patients, Jean F. Coppola PhD, Marc A. Kowtko, Christina Yamagata, and Shannon Joyce

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Mobile App Development and Usability Research to Help Dementia and Alzheimer Patients, Jean F. Coppola PhD, Marc A. Kowtko, Christina Yamagata, and Shannon Joyce

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The State of Entrepreneurship in Turkey, Mary Tracy

Submissions from 2012

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500 Year Documentation, Francis T. Marchese, PhD and Maninder Pal Kaur Shergill

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Open-Source IT Support for Effective Social Entrepreneurship, Lixin Tao

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Economic Impact of Pace University New York City, Rebecca Tekula PhD and Anna-Kay Sinclair MPA

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The Economic Impact of the Pace University Athletic Department, Rebecca Tekula and Anna-Kay Sinclair MPA

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Summary Report: The State of Black Entrepreneurship in the United States: Education, Labor Activity, and Access to Capital, Rebecca Tekula and Mary Tracy

Submissions from 2010

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I Will Make a Difference: What Makes a Successful Social Enterprise, Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship

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Social Entrepreneurship in Context: Identity Emergence and Legitimation, Noushi Rahman PhD and Imran Chowdhury PhD