Bahamas Entrepreneurial Service Trip (BEST)
Last year, 52 SBU students and faculty spent 10 days on the island of Grand Bahama on the fourth annual service trip to the area. While there we:
Worked in nine schools teaching 1,800 students the essentials of entrepreneurship, global economics, financial literacy and values
Ran three after-school programs focusing on technology
Conducted evening computer classes for working adults
Installed two computer labs
Painted a whole school
Assisted in rehabbing a building into a state-of-the-art distance education/recreation center that is the center of the Pinder’s Point Economic Development Zone
embrace it Africa
A fundraising campaign that is a year-round effort designed to encourage others to embrace the people, community and problems of Bethlehem, Uganda. By giving out micro-loans from their financial agency, embrace it Africa is able to help boost business throughout the community. Visit embrace it Africa's website
Community Blood Bank Social Entrepreneurship Challenge
We partner with Community Blood Bank to run a marketing plan competition targeting at 22 high schools in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Our members provide leadership training, materials and ongoing support.
Each school gets to run a community based blood drive and is provided with a radio and print advertisement budget. The high school students then present their marketing plans at the end of the year for cash prizes.
VITA Tax Services
We partner with the Bonaventure Accounting Association to increase the number of low-income working adults who partake in free income tax preparation. SIFE members handle the advertising as well as conduct market research to increase the numbers of people participating.
Todd Palmer, Terry Moran, Mike Kasperski, Joe Coate, Pauline Hoffman, Steve Andrianoff, Julie Hall, Peggy Burke, Leslie Chambers
SIFE meets weekly in Dresser Auditorium of the Murphy Building