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Social Entrepreneurship workshops taking place in the panhandle

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Groups of community leaders, individuals, social specialists and others are gathering in the panhandle for the sake of social entrepreneurship.
 
Social entrepreneurship is the process of using multiple sectors and minds to solve and address social issues.

The Omaha-based Sherwood Foundation gathered a number of people from the panhandle on Thursday for the first of many social entrepreneurship workshops.

"There's a variety of economic developers, higher education, social service agencies who are coming together to think about is Social Entrepreneurship a promising sort of model or framework for thinking about how communities can create more resilient organizations and entities that strengthen community life," said Matt Rezac, Director of Rural Community Partnerships for the Sherwood Foundation.

 

The workshops will put the minds of many together to see is social entrepreneurship is a promising idea for the rural panhandle community.

Thursday's workshop was co-hosted by WNCC, PADD and Health and Human Services.

"The overall goal is what does social entrepreneurship look like in the panhandle, and what really makes sense?" saris WNCC Dean of Workforce Development, Jason Stratman.

Stratman says more social entrepreneurship workshops are slated to take place throughout the year.

"What we're here for today is to see what ways we can bring different people together, bridge different gaps and bring a lot of resources together. Its a nice way to bridge some of the goodwill of the people, along with the business communities in a way to help the panhandle as a whole," Stratman said.

 

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