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Real Talk About College Entrepreneurship

By Prabha Dublish ’18, Co-Founder of Womentum. “An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.” – Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn. As a college student who founded a tech nonprofit, this quote really resonates with me. Throughout my time at Babson, I’ve heard from many people…

Office of Faith and Service

Why CAP?

The smiles on their faces, their open arms when you walk in, and their curiosity always brings me back to the kids. I have been working in the CAP program for four years now and it has been a great experience. This year, I am part of the Pusan Road after School program. I am…

Office of Faith and Service

Pusan Road Program

My name is Leslie Parra and I am a Posse scholar and a junior here at Babson. I’ve taken part in the Community Action Program for about 3 semesters now. I’ve done the Wellesley Barton Road Program, the Framingham Pusan Road Program and the Framingham Musterfield Program. I’m used to being around younger kids because…

Office of Faith and Service

Musterfield Program

My name is Leslie Parra and I am a Posse scholar and a junior here at Babson. I have worked in the Musterfield Framingham Program for 2 semesters now. This program has hit close to my heart because of a certain young man, Eric, that I found myself connecting a lot with especially this semester.…

Office of Faith and Service

Positivity Goes a Long Way

After working at the Interfaith Housing Authority for the past semester, I have really seen the impact mentoring can have on these children. Last semester, I worked at the Musterfield ELP program and although we had a similar objective, the children that came were much less consistent so it’s a huge change to see all…

Office of Faith and Service

It’s Not About You

Joining CAP: Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore a month and half later than everyone else, I was not quite sure if I would really fit in and enjoy waking up early on Friday mornings. Just a month and some change after my first day, I’ve realized quite a few things. For one, CAP…

Office of Faith and Service

A’s Instead of C’s

I started the Community Action Program (CAP) freshman year, and now 5 semesters later, I am still helping children in the youth afterschool programs. I worked at Barton Road for two semesters and then moved to Pusan Road where I worked for three semesters. Regardless of the location, it was a pleasurable experience working with…

Office of Faith and Service

Mini-FME venture

The Needham ELP had been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I have always derived a deeper meaning from helping others in my community, and having had the opportunity to be actively engaged, I feel as if I made an impact. As part of the program, the local high school students participated…

Rachel Greenberger

Founders of Leading-Edge Cooperative Organic Valley Come to Babson

“Business is all about relationships,” the CEO said. We were not in a classroom or theater listening to a man in a suit. We were seated around a sun-drenched table in the Blank Center co-working space listening to a back-to-the-land hippie farmer who thirty years ago started CROPP (Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools), parent…

The Lewis Institute

Babson and Boston Change Leaders at the 2018 Ashoka U Exchange

Babson College is excited to co-host the 2018 Ashoka U Exchange, the largest convening of social innovators and changemakers in higher education, April 5-7 in downtown Boston. The Exchange will bring together over 700 college and university professionals from across the globe to learn and share leading practices for embedding social innovation in higher education.…