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Changemaker in Residence: Chris Crane

Monday, March 24, 2014

The University of San Diego is honored to announce the new Changemaker in Residence program. Every year, a high-impact Changemaker will visit USD to interact with students, faculty, and staff. This year’s Changemaker in Residence is Chris Crane, president of Edify, a humanitarian organization he founded to support schools in low income communities in Africa and Latin America.

Through an innovative model, Edify provides loans to enhance the learning experience and help children in poor communities to receive a world-class education. Chris Crane will inspire and activate our community with his unique insights and experiences. He is looking forward to learning from our Changemaker projects.

Below is a list of events as part of Chris Crane’s visit to USD.

Wednesday, March 26
For Profit or Non-Profit? Finding your Place in the Professional Landscape
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. in University Center, Room 103 A/B
A dialogue between Chris and Nonprofit Institute Director Pat Libby about how to approach pursuing careers in the for-profit or the nonprofit sector.
In partnership with Career Services and Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research

From the Corporate Office to the Slums of the World: The Journey of an Education Changemaker
12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 102
A luncheon with students interested in social entrepreneurship/innovation.
In partnership with Ahlers Center for International Business, Center for Peace and Commerce (CPC), CASA and Community Service Learning (CSL)

Coffee with Crane
3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. in Student Life Pavilion, Room 320
Mentoring and coaching of student Changemakers.
In partnership with Residential Life

Social Entrepreneurship for World Change: Challenges and Opportunities
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 102
Conversation on what does it mean to be a social entrepreneur/Changemaker and how it can transform our lives and that of others around the world.
In partnership with Alumni Relations, Parent Relations and the San Diego MicroFinance Alliance

Thursday, March 27
Coffee with Crane
9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m. in Student Life Pavilion, Room 320
Mentoring and Coaching of student Changemakers.
In partnership with CPC, CASA and CSL

When Partnerships Bring Content Alive
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 201
Join us for a discussion on how partnerships with social enterprises around the world can facilitate achieve course goals and have a lasting impact among students.
In partnership with Center for Educational Excellence

Education for the Majority: Free Enterprise as a Solution
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 102
Discussion with education students, professors and professionals on Edify’s education philosophy and theory of change.
In partnership with SOLES

Spirituality and Social Entrepreneurship
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. in University Center, Room 103 A/B
Dinner conversation about the linkages between spirituality and social change
In partnership with University Ministry

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