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CultureWorks x Swarthmore

CultureWorks + Swarthmore // Social Entrepreneurship for Social Change

CultureWorks is thrilled to announce a reoccurring partnership with Swarthmore College. In it’s third year, this partnership will pair CultureWorks members with Swarthmore students from the Social Entrepreneurship for Social Change course this fall – to work side-by-side to address issues and opportunities related to your work.

In this partnership, based on mutual exchange:

  • Students and CultureWorkers will be open to sharing / learning about the theory + practice of social entrepreneurship.
  • Students will offer real-time, useful advice and hands-on support to CultureWorkers and their projects/organizations, applying the tools and techniques learned in the course directly to your work – in the areas of immediate interest to you.
  • CultureWorkers will have full access to the course materials. You are welcome (but not required) to attend class sessions that you may be interested in. Please note: These classes will be hosted at the CW offices for accessibility.
  • CultureWorkers will have the chance to work with highly motivated and thoughtful students – as well as an instructor who has 25 years of fostering social innovation and entrepreneurship (which includes assisting in the Northern Ireland Peace Process)!

Project Directors will, ideally, be flexible and will need to be willing to make the following commitments this fall over the course of the partnership (late September-November):
  • Willingness to share and learn
  • 10 hours of in-person or phone time with students
  • Mutual respect for information, time, and any arrangements made to meet or talk. 
  • Attendance at the first and final sessions (respectively on 9/17 + 12/10: 6-7:30PM)
This partnership will be most successful when both parties work together + share useful, relevant advice + experience that moves their individual, collective, personal, and professional missions forward.

Applications are due on or before Friday, August 31.

If you're interested in learning more about this opportunity, feel free to stop by an Info Session at the CW office on Tuesday, August 28 from 6-7PM, where you can meet Denise Crossan, who will be running the course. Also, any questions can be sent to Melissa Hamilton (