Social problems permeate the world around us. No country, state, region or community is immune from problems such as poverty, substance abuse, lack of basic services, violence and more.
If asked, most of us would like to help solve these social problems. However, most of us do not know the necessary steps to influence social change and make the world a better place.
The emerging field of social entrepreneurship equips creative people with the necessary tools, skills, and knowledge to confront and solve social problems at the community level. In general, the discipline uses entrepreneurial principles from business, sociology, nonprofit management, political science and public administration to address existing social problems.