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Enactus Leadership 2013-2014
Director of Enactus: Elizabeth (Beth) Postlewaite, ocbfgyrjnvgr+znybar+rqh, 330-471-8336
Co-President: Liz Baldridge and Hannah Kirk
Vice President of Projects: Brock Lundeen
Vice President of Marketing: Angel Butler
Vice Presidents of Recruitment: Brooke Smalley and Jeremy Kimble
Enactus is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious Enactus World Cup. In addition to the community aspect of the program, Enactus's leadership and career initiatives create meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent.
Service projects this year include working with:
PEAK, Inc is a small apparel business that strives to empower developmentally delayed adults through the day, residential, and home health services. The owners and employees at PEAK, Inc. provide a caring and positive environment where these individuals are able to learn, grow, and gain self-fulfillment. Through the Sam's Club Step Up for Small Business Project Partnership, Malone University ENACTUS received a grant for $1,500 for the second consecutive year. The organization was named a semi-finalist in the Sam's Step Up competition for the academic year of 2012-2013 for its work with PEAK, Inc. This most recent grant will be used to help this business expand and reach out to the community. The printing presses are operated by the developmentally delayed adults that are clients at PEAK, Inc. and all of the proceeds that are received from sales are distributed to those individuals. By expanding the apparel business, affordable apparel printing services can be offered to people and college students in the community. By taking part in this service PEAK, Inc. provides, the students say they can help this small business make a positive difference in the lives of their clients.
Let’s Can Hunger! The MU ENACTUS team has been partnering with the Kiwanis Clubs of Louisville, Canton, and Belden Village, along with the Stark County Hunger Task force to raise money and collect canned foods as part of Campbell's Soup's Lets Can Hunger campaign. The organization received a grant from Campbell's Soup to provide both immediate and lasting hunger relief to the local community. The yearlong campaign kicks off with the annual Tailgate Against Hunger at Fawcett Stadium. For every dollar donated, Stark County Hunger Task Force is able to purchase seven pounds of food to help the hungry in Stark County. In addition to Tailgate against Hunger, Malone ENACTUS has sponsored canned food collections at Lehman and Crenshaw Middle Schools, and has partnered with the Malone Pioneers football team to take up a collection of money and canned food items from the students and faculty at Malone University.
Body Spa Banquet is a natural, happy, and holistic business that provides manicures, pedicures, massages, health coaching, and other spa services. Malone Enactus is helping two entrepreneurial women, Stephanie Moyer and Emily Draher, who started this business last year with the help of Malone Enactus and the Walmart Women's Empowerment grant. Malone's Enactus chapter received a $1,500 grant, for the second consecutive year, from the Wal-Mart Women's Empowerment Initiative to help us with this project. The organization will focus on increasing marketing for Body Spa Banquet, as well as increasing street presence, increasing their clientele base, enhancing their website, and offering suggestions for new products or services.
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) ENACTUS is hosting the Canton chapter of SCORE for a free workshop on starting a non-profit business. Attendees will learn the basic skills they need to start and maintain a non-profit business from experienced professionals.