4x Regional Champions
The Eastern University ENACTUS Chapter (formerly known as SIFE, Students in Free Enterprise), won the 2013 Regional Championship for the fourth year straight at the Baltimore Regional ENACTUS competition in March. The team was accompanied by Dr. Al Socci, its faculty advisor.
More than 35 colleges from the East coast presented their projects showing how they have affected their campuses in terms of environmental sustainability, social justice, and business promotion.
Eastern's winning presentation included six of their best projects:
- At East Norriton Middle School, Eastern's team teaches business skills and spends quality time with inner-city students.
- At St. Davids, the team created the community garden where students cultivate the produce which is donated to Broad Street Ministries.
- Eastern's team partnered with Colonial Electric to create social media accounts.
- The Rooted Micro-Enterprise Development Program is a project in which the team has worked on creating a micro-finance venture in North Carolina to offer affordable loans to refugees to start their own businesses.
- Eastern's team has conducted searches for MED funding, writing the business plan and creating the company logo.
- The team also conducted market research for Freedom Stones, a nonprofit which fights human trafficking through income generating projects.
The name change from SIFE was made in the summer of 2012. The word ENACTUS incorporates the following:
Entrepreneurial - having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity. Action - the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed. Us - a group of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole. Visit www.enactus.org.