Submitted by Raffa-Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group
At the height of the youth uprising, a second youth movement is poised to solve social issues.
On April 21st, 2018, Social Impact 360 (SI360), the only youth-led movement in the business sector dedicated to solving social issues, today announced it is creating the 1st Service Corps for Business for Good.
A Teach for America meets Tesla, the 1st Service Corps for Business for Good will activate more than 1,000 SI360 alumni at startups and major companies nationwide on one-year service projects in the business sector. Their goal is to transform companies into socially responsible entities. SI360’s alumni base includes young CEO’s and accomplished innovators at companies such as Google, Tesla, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Accenture. SI360 alumni have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and MIC.
“SI360’s youth-led movement is here to change the business sector. We are dedicated to building businesses where social impact and the bottom line are valued equally, and the Service Corps for Business for Good will create that future by providing companies an affordable service to repurpose policies for social good and become more socially responsible,” said Allison Alt, SI360’s Executive Director.
The official announcement was made at SI360’s national Shift Series Conference in partnership with youth leaders from SI360, March for Our Lives, Black Lives Matter, the Head of Campaigns for DoSomething.org, Michaela Bethune, the largest organization mobilizing youth, and Board Chair of the American Sustainable Business Council, Steven Salsberg.
“The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and our member network of more than 250,000 companies are thrilled to see the launch of Social Impact 360’s 1st Service Corps for Business for Good and to partner with its efforts. The spirit of responsible innovation that the youth of SI360 bring is exactly what business and our economy need today. The raising of youth voices and their strong drive to create more responsible and sustainable businesses is an important step to addressing the pressing issues of our time,” said David Levine, Co-Founder and CEO of ASBC.
SI360’s grassroots, peer-to-peer youth network was created by college students at Georgetown and acts as a Dead Poet’s Society for young social entrepreneurs, teaching youth to build businesses for a social purpose. SI360 plans to expand to 20 chapters in the next two years. SI360’s annual Shift Series conference was held on April 21-22, 2018 at Fordham University, McNally Amphitheatre, at Lincoln Center Campus, 140 West 62nd Street New York, NY 10023, from 10am-5pm EST, and featured pioneers in business for social change from Deloitte, Kenneth Cole, Ellevest, Vimeo, MIC, Raffa, Campbell’s Soup, BLab, Perlman & Perlman, and Phone2Action. Visit: https://socialimpact360.org/conference
Companies wishing to partner on the Service Corps: Contact Allison Alt, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Social Impact 360
Social Impact 360 (SI360) is the first and largest mentoring organization in the country for training young social entrepreneurs at colleges nationwide. SI360 is dedicated to building a business sector where social impact is as valued as the bottom line. SI360 trains youth to build businesses to solve social issues, as well as how to create social impact in corporate America. For more information, please visit https://socialimpact360.org/.
Note to Editor: Photo available; credit to Social Impact 360.
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Appendix: Media Contacts
Social Impact 360
Allison Alt, Executive Director, email@example.com
American Sustainable Business Council
Bob Keener, Media Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Campaigns, Michaela Bethune, email@example.com
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