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Social Entrepreneurs in Residence at Stanford (SEERS)

SEERS fellows 2018

2018 SEERS Fellows (L–R): Denise Raquel Dunning, Christa Gannon, Laura Weidman Powers.

The Program on Social Entrepreneurship is a joint program of the Haas Center for Public Service and Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL).

Each year the Haas Center welcomes a group of Social Entrepreneurs in Residence at Stanford (SEERS) Fellows, individuals working to advance social good in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

SEERS Fellows spend a 10-week academic quarter in residence at Stanford to reflect on their own work, pursue research projects, broaden their professional networks, and co-teach a course on social entrepreneurship. Social Entrepreneurship and the Advancement of Democracy, Development and Justice (International Relations 142), the foundation of the program, is offered to undergraduates and select graduate students as a Cardinal Course in which students work with social entrepreneurs on projects to launch fundraising campaigns, develop strategic plans, and design new programs. SEERS Fellows leave the fellowship with tangible projects to support their professional work, while students gain the practical experience of working on projects for a non-profit organization.

SEERS Fellows use their remaining time on campus to advance their own professional objectives, contemplate their next steps as social change leaders, and connect to the broader Bay Area philanthropic community. Many SEERS Fellows who are based locally continue their affiliation with Stanford after the fellowship period.

Students in IR142 have the opportunity to put their Community Engaged Learning projects into practice by working directly with a global or local SEERS Fellow over the summer via a Cardinal Quarter summer internship. For more information on the Program on Social Entrepreneurship Internships, please click here.