Fight Social Injustice

The  George Mason University Social Entrepreneurship Society invited Artist and Musicians to come and help them fight the social injustice against our teenagers who have made a mistake with the law.  Did you know that there are more than 2.3 million non-violent offenders who are incarcerated. The state is spending more money on incarceration than education. For some minor offences our teenagers are  incarcerated  for life with no parole.  We need to get to the root of the cause of the offence and address that need instead of putting them in juvenile detention center and not giving treatment for the cause. Do you think this is the right thing to do? Please view the video and share how you can help to bring a change to this social injustice. What is your answer? We want to hear from you in the comment section.

The GMU SES students are helping Youth Outreach Services to research the question , “To what degree does employment and rehabilitation reduce recidivism”, through an internship to teach the  12 week job readiness mentor program this summer.  The students are willing to mentor 25 ex-juvenile offenders and help them receive employment at the  Non-traditional Career Center.  They will come a part of the healing process by helping to renovate the facility, working at the businesses in the facility and  recording data to share their findings with policymakers and legislatures to help stop locking up our youth and  start educating them.

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GMU Music & Art Festival Recap

We had such an awesome time at the Music & Art Festival, hosted by the George Mason University (GMU) Social Entrepreneurship Society on Monday, April 28th from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

(from l to r) President of GMU, Elizabeth Charity, Jon Arledge (SES member)

(from l to r) President of GMU, Elizabeth Charity, Jon Arledge (SES member)

The first half of the festival, featured art displays by Safe Streets Arts Foundation and informational displays by student body organizations from George Mason, such as the GMU Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). We were so honored to have the President of George Mason University stop by to learn about the Festival and pose for a photo opportunity with our CEO and Founder Elizabeth Charity. Some our attendees danced while DJ Rush Hour played current and past hits.

During the second half of the festival, the audience enjoyed musical performances by; Dennis Sobin – of Safe Streets Arts – on classical guitar, as well as 3 GMU students who shared their musical talents. Of course, this event was taped and will be aired on local public access television within the Greater Metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia and on Mrs. Charity’s RETV YouTube Channel, so you will have to stay tuned for those episodes to come.

Everyone also enjoyed a few scenes from the upcoming sitcom, to be aired on Christian Women’s Network TV, “Love Gone Crazy”. The playwright and CEO, Rosie Rogers, describes “Love Gone Crazy” as a show which discovers the process that a woman goes through while losing love and finding it again. The show is scheduled to debut this fall, be sure to tune in to check it out.

Love Gone Crazy with Liz 2

We would like to extend a warm welcome the Honorable Jane Delbridge to the YOS team. Mrs. Delbridge is a retired judge from the Fairfax Juvenile Court System. We look forward to the valuable input and expertise that you bring to the table which will assist YOS in meeting its goals. We would also like to thank you, and everyone, for coming out to the event.

RETV – GMU Social Entrepreneurship Society with Mr. Adam Roop

GMU Social Entrepreneurship Society had the honor of interviewing Mr. Adam Roop, an entrepreneur at the early age of 19 years old.  He is the Co-Founder and President of The Roop Group Enterprises located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, with operations in  Delaware and Virginia. He has been featured on Fox New, CBS, and is associated with Donald Trump. He is the special guest of Michael Dawkin, a member of  the GMU Social Entrepreneurship Society, who invited him to come and share his entrepreneurship experiences with the group.  As a social entrepreneur, Michael ‘s social passion is feeding hungry children. Continue reading

RETV Dennis Sobin, Safe Streets Arts Foundation

Elizabeth Charity interviews Dennis Sobin, the Director of Safe Streets Arts Foundation and a Classical and jazz guitarist. He has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Safe Streets Arts Foundation and Youth Outreach Services are partnering to provide a Music and Art Show at George Mason University on the Fairfax Campus on April 28, 2014 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. This is a Benefit Fundraiser to help raise money for scholarships for GMU Social Entrepreneurship Society’s members and for job training and job placement for ex-juvenile offenders and the homeless population.

This video was created and produced by George Mason Students . Special thanks goes to GMU students (Wassim and Trevor) at the Star-Lab, Taylor Brown for the editing and Indya Williams for the filming. Love you guys. You are awesome as you help me birth the George Mason University Social Entrepreneurship Society- bringing about social changes in the community.

RETV – “No Money Down”

In this episode of RETV, Elizabeth Charity is joined by Brittney Hill, President of the Social Entrepreneurship Society of George Mason University to interview Ronald Maierhofer, author of “No Money Down: How to Buy a Sports Franchise”. The GMU Social Entrepreneurship Society gives its student members the opportunity to get hands on experience in networking with local entrepreneurs, while building their resume. Another student, Indya Williams, taped the interview on location at George Mason University.

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George Mason University Art & Music Festival

Youth Outreach Services has partnered with the Social Entrepreneurship Society of George Mason University, for social changes within our community. The Social Entrepreneurship Society was formed in October 2013 for student entrepreneurs or aspiring student entrepreneurs with the sole purpose of encouraging social entrepreneurship.

We are so excited about this upcoming event at Dewberry Hall on the George Mason University campus! Mark our calendars and come out and support us on Monday, April 28th from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Admission is $15 for the general public and $5 for students with a valid student ID. We invite you to download and share the flyer and contact any of the persons listed for more information, tickets or to discover how you may become a vendor or a featured act or artist. Continue reading