Re-printed with permission from The Grinnell Herald-Register. (Note: See below for final results) March 1, 2012 MICRO-LENDER PROJECT DRAWS ATTENTION OF THE WHITE HOUSE Grinnell nonprofit is national finalist; needs internet votes by March 3 to win _ The White House Office of Public Engagement has selected the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG), a nonprofit microfinance lending organization, as
With less than two days left in the White House Campus Champions of Change Challenge, SEG has continued to garner attention. The Grinnell Herald-Register covered SEG as their front page story including a photo: “Grinnell Nonprofit a National Finalist; Needs Internet Votes by March 3 to Win.” We were honored to be mentioned by CampusEntrepreneurship.com. Covering Poweshiek and Jasper counties,
Grinnell College is by far the smallest campus represented in the White House Campus Champions of Change Challenge. Some might say we’re the underdog – we’re up against schools like University of Arkansas, UMass, UCLA, and Princeton. However, the students involved in SEG are ambitious, intelligent, and passionate people. With your support, we know we can win this.
So, you’ve heard all about the exciting opportunity for SEG to bring campus microfinance into the national spotlight and done your part to vote, but you’re not quite what else you can do to help… We’ve compiled a handy list of ways in which you can be involved!
SEG’s recognition from the White House has caught the attention of many including those in the media. Besides the positive press from Grinnell College’s website and student newspaper, home town newspapers and social media blogs have joined the coverage of SEG! Check out these great stories about SEG’s current and former members working to “Send Microfinance to the White House!”