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Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
(504) 247-1963

Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching (CELT)
310 Richardson Building
6823 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at Tulane University

Empowering the next generation of changemakers

to create innovative solutions to our most pressing social challenges.

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Social Entrepreneurship at Tulane:

Building upon of our strengths in civic engagement and service learning, Tulane is developing a university-wide, interdisciplinary program in social entrepreneurship to better understand and create new models for social change.  

Through a variety of initiatives, the program nurtures and inspires social innovation across campus and beyond.   

Social entrepreneurship is the process of using innovation to create sustainable, scalable solutions to our most pressing social challenges.  Working at the intersection of business, nonprofit, and government, social entrepreneurs blend models to create innovative, sustainable, and  scalable mission-driven ventures to effect positive social change.

Here are some of the initiatives we are  currently working on:

The Urban Innovation Challenge will provide FOUR $45,000 stipends and a year fellowship to innovators working on system level change ideas in New Orleans. The competition is open to people of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. The goal is to identify and support the next generation of urban social innovators who have ideas to solve systemic social challenges in the areas of sustainable urban development, public education, health, and economic development.

The NewDay Social Entrepreneurship Challenge is a competition for social entrepreneurial ventures developed by Tulane students whose primary goal is to effect social change in New Orleans. Learn more about how you can participate in a gaining funding up to $20,000 to turn your idea into a social venture.

The NewDay Social Entrepreneurship Distinguished Speakers Series presents prominent leaders from across the field of social entrepreneurship to share their own experiences, challenges, insights, thoughts, and recommendations to students and the community. Look at who will be joining us next!

TUchangemakers is a unique partnership opportunity between Ashoka and Tulane University students, faculty, staff and administrators. Our aim is to co-create a vision and plan of action to improve teaching, research and engagement opportunities in social entrepreneurship.

The Changemaker Institute is a student led and student driven program that supports students working on their own social ventures. Through workshops, mentoring, and funding opportunities, the Changemaker Institute supports students to develop, test, and launch their own social venture. Student's social change ideas can include expanding existing service projects, starting student organizations, or creating a non-profit or for-profit organization with a strong social mission. 

Sacks Endowed Distinguished Chair in Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship. Tulane University invites nominations and applications for The Sacks Endowed Distinguished Chair in Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship. We seek a renowned scholar and/or a uniquely accomplished practitioner who aspires to be a senior academic leader – an individual with a demonstrated interest in civic engagement, public service, and/or social entrepreneurship.


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000