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Changemakers: The Impact of Social Entrepreneurs in the U.S.

August 26, 2014 - August 30, 2014

This project, with visitors from 22 countries, will examine the rise of social entrepreneurship in the U.S. and how innovation can drive social and environmental change.  Social entrepreneurs identify social problems and apply market-based solutions to organize, create and manage ventures that engage the community to solve social problems.  This project will focus on the concept of social entrepreneurship, as well as government initiatives that support civic engagement and innovation.  Through examination of successful models of social entrepreneurship, the participants will explore the impact of new and social media on traditional methods of fundraising, grassroots mobilization and strategic collaboration.

International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program

Each year, over 250 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have been identified by U.S. embassies abroad as emerging leaders in their fields.  Over 50 Nobel Laureates and 335 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government are alumni of this program.  

By connecting with foreign leaders we strengthen Northeast Ohio’s commercial, cultural and educational ties with the rest of the world. For more information, contact Ryan Ouellette, International Visitors Program Officer, at or click here.  To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here


August 26, 2014
August 30, 2014
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(216) 781-3730
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Cleveland Council on World Affairs Portal
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