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Posts from the ‘Campus Champions of Change Challenge’ Category

A&M Cafe Sponsors SEG Benefit Breakfast

April 28th, 2012

A&M Cafe

A&M Cafe (located at 1027 4th Ave. in Grinnell) announced on Thursday that they will be sponsoring a benefit breakfast to support SEG’s Emergency Loans Program. A&M will donate 50¢ to SEG for every person who eats breakfast at the local cafe. You can also check out the Facebook event.

Des Moines Register recognizes SEG’s local loans project

April 16th, 2012

SEG student leadersThe Des Moines Register featured the hard work of SEG and the countless students, alumni, and community members who have worked so hard over the past several years to make campus microfinance a reality in Grinnell. Read more…

President Obama Addresses Campus Champions of Change

March 15th, 2012

Washington, D.C
March 15, 2012

On Thursday, 6 SEG members visited the White House to be recognized as Champions of Change, and were surprised when the President himself arrived to address the gathered young innovators.

White House Blog: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, Micofinancing a Community

March 15th, 2012

Grace PhilippWashington, D.C.
March 15, 2012

SEG member Grace Philipp has a blog post on the White House’s website! Philipp participated in a panel discussion at the White House about social entrepreneurship on college campuses on Thursday, as part of the recognition of with fellow SEG members Kyle Walters, Kathy Andersen, Caitlin Deutsch, Noah Most, and Rebecca Mandt in the audience. SEG was one of five finalists in the White House Campus Champions of Change Challenge, along with four other incredibly impressive programs: UMASS Amherst Permaculture Initiative, Full Circle Food Pantry, Swipes for the Homeless, and Moneythink.

Press Release: SEG goes to the White House!

March 13th, 2012

Grinnell, IA

Back Row: Kathy Andersen, Kyle Walters, Noah Most; Middle: Grace Philipp, Caitlin Deutsch; Front: Rebecca Mandt Photo Credit: Julie Bunt

March 13, 2012

The Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG), a student-run nonprofit microfinance lending organization at Grinnell College, was named by the White House this week as one of the top five winners of  the Campus Champions of Change Challenge.

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