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Be one of the first selected to attend the Academy for Social Change.

Los Angeles, January 20, 2019. The Academy for Social Change was founded in 2018 to enable social entrepreneurs to build powerful organizations committed to finding solutions to the problems they see in their own communities. The bootcamp-style “BE A CHANGEMAKER” course held in Los Angeles from March 18–22, 2019 is now accepting applications. This free course is limited to 12 participants so apply now!

If you are committed to founding a business with a social mission or a non-profit to address the challenges in our society, and want to learn everything you need to build a powerful, viable and sustainable organization, then you are who we’re looking for.

Academy for Social Change founders Dannie Quilitzsch and Paul Asplund have created a one- week-program utilizing case studies from successful and recognized social mission businesses and non-profits like: Viva con Agua, Hanseatic Help, Deutsche Post DHL’s program GoTeach, Dr. Bronner’s, Abury Foundation and many more.

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As catalysts for several social organizations over the years and founders and leaders of their own successful projects, Dannie Quilitzsch and Paul Asplund will guide the participants through an intensive course covering business modeling, marketing strategies and concepts for volunteer engagement to build their own organizations. The program will offer knowledge, helpful tools and a network to provide the participants with a Vision-to-Market pathway for their own organization. Participants who create a “Ready-to-Market” business model during the week, can apply to become program fellows for the 6 months follow-up program.

The one-week course “Be A Changemaker” will be held in Los Angeles from March 18–22, 2019. Participation is free to qualified students. To apply for the program please complete the application on their website:

Applications are open until March 1, 2019.
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