- We have reached over 800 students at 20 universities across the United States. Campuses include: Princeton, Yale, Cornell, NYU, Johns Hopkins, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, George Mason, Colorado Boulder, Lane Community College, Queens College, Maryland, Oregon, and Cal State Fullerton.
- In an independent survey conducted by the University of California, the results were promising. More than 95 percent of participants reported that these classes and seminars had “changed their lives.”
- More than 90 percent reported that they now planned to devote their lives to social innovation and embark upon careers in the field of entrepreneurial social change.
- The students were also engaged in a process of measurable personal transformation – a scientific process based on the findings of positive psychology. Although not all students participated in this process, those who did reported significant progress, with their scores increasing as much as 70 percent on measurements of optimism, resilience to adversity, and productivity.
- Students wrote up entrepreneurial blueprints for their future careers. Among the initial business plans and proposals:
- A plan to lift tens of thousands of people out of poverty in India and Sri Lanka through a unique twist on the successful micro-loan programs
- A proposal to help impoverished immigrants in the United States gain access to their full political and legal rights.
- A business plan for reducing energy costs and wastes at UCLA, saving the university millions of dollars, while promoting environmentally beneficial and healthy practice.