Social Entrepreneurship Course, Spring 2020

The Cleveland Life Institute (CLI) will offer an educational program to teach social entrepreneurship and the basic elements to set up and manage a non-profit for social action in the greater Cleveland area. The program is an abbreviated version of a master’s program combining three elements: 1) classroom instruction and interaction, 2) expert guest lecture series, and 3) a community engagement project. Small class.

Our fifteen-week course covers how to organize, file, and create a business plan for a social action enterprise. Topics discussed include ethics of social justice engagement, legal issues, fund raising, grant writing, creating partnerships and making community impact. As an experiential learning element, the course forms a partnership with a social engagement nonprofit and involves students in a community building project with Pride Among Daughter’s and Sisters (PADS), whose mission statement is to provide sanitary pads, tampons, and feminine hygiene products [including incontinence products] to underprivileged girls and women to promote pride, dignity and confidence..


The program last 15 weeks on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. January 29th to May 13th (with spring and Easter breaks), f2f and virtual participation.


First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland, Fairmount Blvd.

How much?

Registration $75 and/or needs-based scholarship awards. Spring 2020 offers special discounts, please inquire.

Space is limited to 15

Ready to become a beacon in your community?

Register Online or go to the Students page for more information.