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DukeEngage Detroit Program Director, Matt Nash, Publishes New Article on Social Innovation

  • 08.24.16
  • Posted By: Cathy S

Apprenticing in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Motor City

The article, published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) appears in the AACU publication "Diversity & Democracy."

Here's an excerpt:

Each summer, Duke University assigns pairs of undergraduate students to work on capacity-building projects in partnership with innovative, high-impact social entrepreneurs who are tackling some of Detroit’s greatest challenges. The DukeEngage Detroit program, which coordinates these connections, supports the development of change-making leaders with a clear sense of self, empathy, a willingness and ability to collaborate, an action orientation, a drive for continuous improvement, and a deep sense of accountability for their actions in the world. The program model rests on three key principles: meaningful apprenticeship, comprehensive enrichment, and critical reflection. In this article, I describe how the program integrates these principles, which are fundamental to the impact of any successful immersive service experience.

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