Recently, members of the Rutgers University–New Brunswick chapter of Enactus came to the aid of Popcorn for the People, a struggling local non-profit hoping to improve the lives of autistic adults. Enactus, a student-run organization providing mentoring and training to students who want to act on their passions to make social change in a structured way, provides a unique opportunity for students to gain hands-on business experience that can be hard to come by during internships. Enactus members came in as a business SWAT team and helped Popcorn for the People not only survive, but begin to thrive.
Since forming in the Rutgers Business School–New Brunswick during the spring of 2014, Enactus has grown from a group of fewer than 10 business majors to nearly 70 members from diverse fields of study. The club taps into a strong commitment to social entrepreneurship on campus, said chapter president Justin Liu.
Excerpted from Rutgers Today