Nonprofit Leadership and Educational Entrepreneurship Institute


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The focus of the Nonprofit Leadership and Educational Entrepreneurship Institute is on supporting nonprofit and entrepreneurial leaders from a range of contexts, including schools, in non-profit/public service outreach and advocacy campaigns, and where education is used to support initiatives like public health, community development, environmental stewardship, equitable justice, ending poverty, global citizenship, or peace and reconciliation. With professional development as well as organizational development coursework, there is a pathway to support your growth whether your goal is honing your own professional practice, supporting innovation and growth within your organization, developing new programming, developing partnerships and engaging the community more effectively, or creating altogether new organizations.

Whether you are looking to take classes in order to start a new career or build skills for the path you are on, we can help you take the next steps.

Entrepreneurship in Education Fellowship

Fellowships provide partial tuition remission for students who have the potential to contribute to the state of knowledge and scholarship in the field. Graduate student fellows develop their capacity to become leaders in the field and contribute to Mount Holyoke College’s research, professional engagement, and global initiatives. Fellows work closely with faculty to develop fellowship projects and are encouraged to publish and present on their work.

Preference is given to degree students, but non-degree students may also apply for Fellowships.

Area of Focus: The purpose of this fellowship is to promote innovative projects and research focused on entrepreneurship in education, which could include interventions in the classroom, creating educational materials, using new pedagogies, developing new technologies, advocacy or policy work to promote the field, or creating new programs or organizations. Projects can focus on contexts including: public schools, charter/magnet schools, independent schools, across schools systems, in non-profit/public service outreach and advocacy campaigns; or in contexts where education is being used to support other initiatives like child welfare, health, information literacy, community development, environmental stewardship, global citizenship, or peace and reconciliation.

Related Courses

  • X.CMPTC 443: Data Visualization: Presenting Data to Build Understanding and Insights (2 cr)
  • X.COMM 405: Speaking with Confidence: Leadership for Women (1 cr)
  • X.COMM 413: Building Bridges: Facilitating Courageous Conversations (2 cr)
  • X.COMM 436: Persuasive Communications (2 cr)
  • X.EDUC 469: Models of Entrepreneurship in Education (2 cr)
  • X.MEDIA 426: New Media and Activism (2 cr)
  • X.MEDIA 431: Storytelling: Crafting Effective Narratives Across Media (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 416: Participatory Community Development (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 418: Project Management for Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurs (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 429CP: Building Effective Organizations: Creativity, Problem Solving and Decision Making (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 429CU: Building Effective Organizations: 'Inclusion and Cultural Competency' (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 429MM: Building Effective Organizations: Mentorship Models to Grow Leadership (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 436: Creating and Sustaining Public-Private Partnerships (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 441: Diversity and Intercultural Management (2 cr)
  • X.MGMT 452: Fair Trade & Sustainable Tourism (2 cr)