SERVE: Social Impact Program

Event banner

The EC's SERVE: Social Impact Program

Have a passion and purpose for making the world better?  The EC offers the SERVE: Social Impact program to support on-campus and community entrepreneurs, specifically in the social impact space!  This includes free services, events, programs and coaching to entrepreneurs whose mission and activities are designed to do business for good and benefit communities and individuals who need it most.  

entrepreneurs in residence logo

Free coaching sessions to support social enterprise business owners with two EIRs!


Millie Chu

Millie Chu
Millie specializes in determining for-profit vs. nonprofit business formation; starting or scaling a social enterprise; and sustainability for social impact businesses.
Millie Chu bio

Leslie Sobel

Leslie Sobel
Leslie specializes in grant writing.
Leslie Sobel bio

Email us to connect with Millie or Leslie


Learn. Start. Serve.

The EC partnered with Build Institute to offer their 9-week virtual Build Social Impact training program in 2022. It was designed to train, develop, and coach social entrepreneurs in the Washtenaw County small business community.  By empowering local entrepreneurs to affect real change in their communities, the program helps bolster the growing social entrepreneurship movement in our area. It follows a 9-week timeline and offers a curriculum with a strong focus on double and triple bottom line business practices.  

build logo

What is social entrepreneurship?

Social entrepreneurship is any pursuit of a social mission using commercial means.  

Who should apply to this training program?

Applications closed in March, and 12 cohort members were chosen.

About the Facilitator

Dr. HarrisMarcus D. Harris, D.B.A.  

Take the
Next Step