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Society and Business Lab Scholars Mentoring Program
Application Deadline: Thursday, April 11, 5:00 p.m.

Minor in Social Entrepreneurship 
through the Marshall School of Business
Application Deadline: Friday, May 3
The Conditions, Costs, and Impact of LA County's Jail System
Date: Wednesday, April 10
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: TCC 450

Funding and Financing Your Social Venture
Hosted by Net Impact Undergraduate
Date: Wednesday, April 10
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: HOH 422

SBL Happy Hour
Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Globalization, Acculturation and Migration: 
Moving to a New Paradigm of Immigrant Health
Date: Thursday, April 18
Time:12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: TCC 227

SBL Lunch & Learn: Domestic & International Microfinance
Elizabeth Schott, Executive Director
Date: Monday, April 22
Time: 12:30 - 1:50 p.m.
Location: JKP 212

Story of a Smile: 
The Journey of Operation Smile
Date: Tuesday, April 30
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: TCC 450
ProSocial, the social action consulting firm founded by SBL Senior Fellow Meredith Blake, has been selected to be one of ten recipients of the Grand Challenges Exploration by the Gates Foundation.

SBL Senior Fellow Ren Jones will be speaking at the Cause Marketing Forum in May.
SBL Senior Fellow Fran Seegull is wrapping up her first semester of teaching a new undergraduate course at the USC Marshall School of Business called Venture Investing for Impact. Last month, she lectured at the Harvard Business School's Social Enterprise Club on Impact Investing, was a panelist for Platforms to Entry: Increasing Accessibility to Impact Investing at the Impact Investing Summit, and moderated at the Jewish Funders Network Annual Conference.
SBL Senior Fellow and Executive Director of Climate Resolve, Jonathan Parfrey, led a conference last month entitled Hot City, Cool Roofs at City Hall, featuring Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as the keynote speaker.
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, of which SBL Senior Fellow Trish Karlin is the Vice President, was a proud supporter of the recent case study that appears to have cured a Mississippi baby of the AIDS virus. The lead author of the study was Dr. Deborah Persaud, an Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award Winner. Dr. Persaud paid special tribute to the role of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in her success in the study.

EcoMedia, founded by SBL Senior Fellow Paul Polizzotto, has recently teamed with UnitedHealthcare to rehabilitate parks and install Fitness Zones in Miami and Atlanta, and will also be renovating a medical center in South Bronx. Learn more about CBS EcoMedia's projects.

SBL Senior Fellow Laura Rubbo was recently named in Triple Pundit's "35 Female CSR Leaders You've (Possilbly) Never Heard Of". Last month, she presented at the Intertek Ethical Sourcing Forum in New York.

Society and Business Fellow Jyoti Guar (MBA '11) has accepted a full-time Senior Portfolio Associate position with the Clinton Foundation, following her year in the Clinton-Orfalea Fellowship Program. 

Society and Business Fellows Dara Pastor (MBA '14), Lauren Wagman (MBA '14)Stephanie Schwartz (MBA '14) and their two teammates advanced to the regional finals of the 4th Annual Hultz Prize, the world's largest student competition and crowdsourcing platform for social good.


Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013

Date: Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, April 14

Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT

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Social Venture Network Conference 2013 

Date: Thursday, April 25 - Sunday, April 28

Location: San Diego, CA

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Milken Institute Global Conference 2013

Dates: Sunday, April 28 - Wednesday, May 1

Location: Los Angeles, CA

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Business4Better: The Community Partnership Movement

Dates: Wednesday, May 1 - Thursday, May 2

Location: Anaheim, CA

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Social Enterprise Alliance National Conference

Dates: Monday, May 20 - Wednesday, May 22

Location: Minneapolis, MN

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Ashoka Future Forum 2013

Dates: Thursday, May 30 - Friday, May 31

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Sustainable Brands Conference 2013

Dates: Monday, June 3 - Thursday, June 6

Location: San Diego, CA

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Q&A with a social changemaker


Bridget Hilton
Founder/CEO of LSTN Headphones


Time for a vacation. Beach or mountains? 
 Mountains AND beach! My favorite place to visit is Big Sur.

E-book or Paperback?
I buy most of my books on my iPad, but I keep hard copies of all of my favorites that I re-read a lot.
Who is your social enterprise "crush" of the moment?
My friends at Roozt.com (Brent Freeman) and This Shirt Helps (Joe Huff) and their companies are pretty stellar. I have a pretty huge crush on Warby Parker as a company though!
What is your favorite magazine or blog?
Fast Company is my favorite magazine. Tim Ferriss is my favorite writer.


Fill in the blank: I'd get arrested protesting ____.
Equal rights. It is 2013- how ridiculous is it that not everyone can get married yet?!
 What's trending in social entrepreneurship 


The Acumen Fund is now offering Acumen Leadership Essentials, a free online course offered to groups interested in expanding their knowledge in six modules, including How to Do Good, Design Thinking and Adaptive Leadership.


The recently released  2012 Edelman's Good Purpose Report  "explores consumer attitudes around social purpose, including their commitment to specific societal issues and their expectations of brands and corporations." The report claims that 87% of people globally believe that business should place at least equal weight on business and society.


buildOn's infographic, 500 Schools Built, shows the importance of making education easily accessible worldwide. According to the Infographic, 1 in 5 adults in the world cannot read or write, two-thirds of these adults being women.