The Importance Of Social Entrepreneurship

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Social Entrepreneurship plays an important role in America and throughout the world and these individuals seek to make significant contributions to society. According to Ashoka.org a social entrepreneur is defined as: “Individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change.” These individuals take it upon them elves to help members of societies thrive in many capacities. A social entrepreneur can seek to improve living conditions, food quality, provide clean water, education, and even vaccinations to name a few causes. In many cases government or for profit companies cannot deliver these types of services …show more content…
A social entrepreneur in many cases is driven by their own personal passion to help and create change in place where others have given up, or where others may not see these causes as a profitable …show more content…
Through his Andre Agassi Foundation and Agassi Prep Academy has changed the course of many lives. The Andre Agassi Foundation Mission Statement reads:
“The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education is an educational organization dedicated to transforming U.S. public education for underserved youth. The Foundation drives reform by engaging in practice, policy and partnerships that provide quality education and enrichment opportunities.” Nevada is considered to have the worst public schools in the nation with some of the lowest graduation rates nationwide. In 2009 the Agassi Pre academy graduated its first class and had a 100% of its 2009 and 2010 graduates were accepted into college. I think Andre is the epitome of a social entrepreneur and is beginning to expand even further with his goal of creating better education in Nevada and America. Andre was a very successful tennis player and could have sailed off in to the sunset with his earnings but he has found a passion that he believes in and is really helping under privileged kids achieve great things in their

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