Join A Project
Each year, we get a 50/50 split of students who come into the CGI U application process with a new idea for a Commitment to Action and students who are looking to bring their expertise to an existing project. Below we have listed two ongoing ISEN-related projects that you may be interested in joining. If you have a project that is looking for additional team members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it to the list!
- Kheyti is a social enterprise that delivers low-cost, modular, and technologically-equipped greenhouses to smallholder farmers. Lead by Saumya (Kellogg ’17), ISEN’s inaugural Resnick Family Social Impact Fellow, Kheyti aims to increase the earning potential of smallholder farmers by mitigating the unpredictable effects of climate change on their crop yields. Kheyti is currently working to deliver its “Greenhouse in a Box” to a network of 8,000 farmers, integrating cutting edge technologies that blend with agricultural tradition in India.
Best Foot Forward is a sustainable social enterprise that aims to empower female African shoe artisans and link them to U.S. markets. Founder and CEO Caleigh Hernandez (WCAS ’14) developed the idea for her business during two college summers spent abroad engaging artisans in conversations about their business needs-- everything from skills training to support services for working mothers. To launch her business while still in school, Caleigh worked with ISEN to pitch her social enterprise to CGI U, through which she earned seed funding and access to mentors to grow her business. Best Foot Forward currently supports 36 female and 6 male entrepreneurs, as well as one key supplier. BFF is looking for a team that can conduct product design research and development, and lead trainings for its entrepreneurs.
For more information on these projects or to contact team leaders about involvement, please reach out to Monika Wnuk, email@example.com.