Social Enterprise Holds Key to Ending Cycle of Poverty


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According to Andrew Holeton, social enterprise holds the key to creating a dent in the cycle of poverty in Ontario's poorest communities.

The Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) hopes to do just that. LEF is a community of individuals that currently work to provide training courses that operate as social enterprises. Holeton, a steward of community responsiveness and innovation at the LEF, says the move to socially purposed business is crucial to create a better ecosystem with social impact.

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Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, is giving nonprofits a no-nonsense way to bring entrepreneurship to the next level. Pencils of Promise is a philanthropic organization that focuses on forming sustainable educational programs, and forging long-lasting, partnerships with communities. The organization aims to increase access to quality education and impact students and their families in high-need communities throughout Laos, Ghana and Guatemala.




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