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Social Entrepreneurship

Because you’ve always wanted to use your powers for good.

At Northfield Mount Hermon, we help students find innovative ways to make positive social change, to assume roles as flexible, creative, compassionate members of society. 

One way we do that is through our Rhodes Fellowship Course in Social Entrepreneurship. In the yearlong, interdisciplinary course, open to juniors and seniors, students learn how social entrepreneurs create innovative ventures designed to change society for the better, borrowing lessons and principles from the business sector to address pressing social problems.

As a Rhodes fellow, you’ll work with committed teachers and visiting social entrepreneurs from a range of fields as you identify injustices in your community and develop projects that address those issues. You'll apply skills learned across the curriculum to consider problems from a systems approach, investigate community needs, and learn about the process of founding an organization. You’ll envision and propose a social enterprise in the local community and have an opportunity to work with community partners toward achieving that goal — putting into action NMH’s commitment to acting with humanity and leading with intention.