ON-Lion Letter
From November 7 through 12, Raj Vinnakota will return to Milwaukee, where he grew up, to be the 2010 Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Marquette University.  Vinnakota is co-founder and managing director of The SEED Foundation in Washington, D.C., an organization devoted to bringing outstanding educational opportunities to underserved inner-city communities. 

Specifically, SEED opens and supports college-preparatory, public boarding schools that provide a 24-hour-a-day nurturing environment designed specifically for children who would most benefit from the comprehensive model and the opportunities it provides.  Supported by Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, SEED is prominently featured in the popular documentary film Waiting for Superman.

Marquette University's cross-disciplinary Social Entrepreneurship Initiative develops an awareness of social entrepreneurship among its students, faculty, and administrators.  It also works to include social-entrepreneurship concepts in the curriculum and provide real-life learning experiences of social entrepreneurship at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

During Vinnakota's residency, he will meet with students, faculty, and administrators and make public appearances to discuss social entrepreneurship in general and, of course, SEED in particular.  His residency schedule is available online.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports both SEED and the Social Entrepreneurship in Residence at Marquette.
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