Welcome to 6th grade CEL class...
...on Social Entrepreneurship!
We learn & practice... research, finance,
presentation, collaboration and digital skills for our
Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) class...
...in a global context of social entrepreneurship and
We research regions of the world...
...with an eye towards identifying countries where
people struggle the most with poverty.
We model microfinancing...
...to the school community as a way to raise funds, and encourage any local groups, student clubs and
alums to make small loans to support our small
business activities/plans. Proceeds from the small
business ventures pay back these small loans and
all profits are directed to Kiva borrowers.
We are a lending team in Kiva.org...
...and work to explore and evaluate different types
of microloans, identify potential borrowers and
determine where to allocate our funds.
We'll track our loan investments
...and see how we make a real-world difference in
the lives of people challenged by poverty.
Click on the 'Kiva map pins' below to see who & where in the world we've been directing our Kiva microloans:
We support the U. N. Global Goals...
In the news...
Hear students share what makes KIVA special...
6th grade Social Entrepreneurship students @schacademy continue to learn @TheGlobalGoals and lend @Kiva. Check our latest blog posts by Magnolia and Ariya here https://t.co/D4ACHK0ODm #CEL #GlobalEd @Kiva_U pic.twitter.com/mqvjTMdpWO— Rene deBerardinis (@RdeBerardinis) April 30, 2020
We love this blog, Marlee H.! Thanks for supporting Kiva, @schacademy! 💚 #KivaCommunity https://t.co/SRjJmSfoUV— Kiva (@Kiva) January 8, 2020
Another great student blog post from Eloise, a 6th grade Social Entrepreneurship student @schacademy who wrote about how impactful @TheGlobalGoals are and how she supported the sustainable goals @Kiva Market time. #CEL #GlobalEd https://t.co/XofJq2jiLQ pic.twitter.com/2BoixKC90I— Rene deBerardinis (@RdeBerardinis) November 22, 2019
Check out the latest CEL Social Entrepreneurship student blog post: 6th grader Lauren W. @schacademy writes about her reflections @Kiva and @TheGlobalGoals #CEL #GlobalEd https://t.co/HAeDkvdwsh pic.twitter.com/5C25wMQww8— Rene deBerardinis (@RdeBerardinis) November 21, 2019
Excited to be exploring @GlobalGoalsUN with 6th grade Social Entrepreneurship students and connecting them with @Kiva microloan borrower choices around the world! @Kiva_U @schacademy #globaled #CEL #MakingaDifference pic.twitter.com/mvirzXNlh2— Rene deBerardinis (@RdeBerardinis) October 14, 2019
From Belgium to Philadelphia | Learning about Kiva in the classroom https://t.co/UtNojUdorb— Rene deBerardinis (@RdeBerardinis) September 27, 2018