Providence, Rhode Island (November 8, 2018) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) recognized three promising social enterprises at their annual Alumni Celebration and Awards event on Wednesday, November 7. Each entrepreneur will receive a one-year Hot Desk coworking scholarship to the SEG Hub (valued at $900) to grow their business and impact. Co-working membership includes additional services where entrepreneurs, advisors and business professionals can network, collaborate, and positively impact the community.
The annual Alumni Celebration and Awards event brought together the Rhode Island social impact community to celebrate the achievements of social entrepreneurs that have participated in SEG’s venture development programming. The SEG Hub Scholarship Awards are in honor of three individuals who have made a positive impact on SEG and its community. The awards are given to high potential, early stage social enterprises that demonstrate commitment to social impact.
The Diane Lynch Scholarship is given in appreciation of Diane Lynch, who currently serves on the SEG Board of Directors, for her unwavering service and leadership to Social Enterprise Greenhouse and the larger social enterprise community. The Michael Brown Scholarship is given in memory of the late Michael Brown, founder of Packaging 2.0, for his leadership in becoming Rhode Island’s first benefit corporation, and his work dedicated to the environment and cleaning the world’s oceans. The Anne Dombrofski Scholarship is given in memory of the late Anne Dombrofski, previous Development and Partnerships Director at Beautiful Day RI, for her work dedicated to international service and refugee resettlement.
MEET THE AWARDEES:
2018 Diane Lynch Scholarship
Accepted by Jessica Rosene de Brito, Interwoven Care: Dynamic Threads of Support
Interwoven Care strives to research and educate our community in the value of postpartum care while expanding access and providing essential support services that mothers and partners need to heal and thrive, while they bond with their new babies or grieve after a stillbirth or infant loss.
2018 Michael Brown Scholarship
Accepted by Teresa Guaba, Neighbors4Revitalization (N4R)
Neighbors 4 Revitalization is working to prioritize the remediation of abandoned and hazardous properties in the West End, Elmwood, and South Side of Providence for the health and well being of all residents. Our vision is to create a collective voice around community development and improvement.
2018 Anne Dombrofski Scholarship
Accepted by Harrison Grigsby, Hope Scholars Initiative
Hope Scholars Initiative is committed to validating Hip Hop culture as a viable and integral part of student’s academic experience through Hip Hop based practice, events, programming, and curriculum. Students will be more actively engaged in their scholarship by leveraging a medium that they’re already connected with.
About Social Enterprise Greenhouse:
Social Enterprise Greenhouse creates positive social and economic impact by supporting social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive. We are a network of 400+ enterprises and 300+ business and community leaders who contribute time, expertise and funding to grow Rhode Island’s social impact ecosystem.
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