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Take a peek into our 6th grade Social Entrepreneurship class offered through our SCH Academy Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

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Loaning to refugees! by Marlee H.

Posted on November 25, 2019 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (1)

In CEL we learned about the U.N. Global Goals some of which are No Poverty, Zero Hunger, and Decent Work and Economic Growth. This showed me how much people around the world struggle ...

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We can kickstart their business! by Samantha C.

Posted on November 25, 2019 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

This year in CEL class we learned about the United Nations Global Goals and how they relate to our Kiva microloans. The UN Global Goals are a group of 17 goals that our United Nations (where World leaders work together towards peace and security, sustaina...

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These goals can be life-changing! by Eloise L.

Posted on November 22, 2019 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

In our Social Entrepreneurial class, we learned about the UN global goals - and how they relate to our KIVA mi...

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So how do these two things relate to each other? by Lauren W.

Posted on November 21, 2019 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (1)

We learned about Kiva and the lives of the Kiva borrowers in our CEL Social Entrepreneurship class. We also dived into the world of the United Nations Global Goals. So how do these two things relate to each other? The Kiva borrowers need ...

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SPRING 18-19: Kiva Market at the Book Fair!

Posted on June 8, 2019 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Our Spring trimester students brought a new level of enthusiasm and creativity to their Kiva Market products!  The girls created beaded bracelets, decorated notebooks and an amazing variety of slime, along with duct tape wallets and more. The boys made handknitted lanyards and keyrings, splatter paintings of our school mascot, stress balls and sold small bags of bulk candy.  In addition, our 5th grade boys worked with Ms. Allen's 2nd grade ...

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WINTER 18-19: Kiva Market @ACE

Posted on March 2, 2019 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Once again, after a brief introduction to microlending, our students had the opportunity to explore borrower profiles from around the world on Kiva.org and then choose who to allocate loans to -- the loans our students made included supporting borrowers who used the money to purchase inventory to re-sell at their village markets, equipment to transport more harvest to sell at market, sewing machines and supplies to create wearable items to sell and much more!


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Fall 18-19: Kiva Market at the Book Fair

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Our Fall trimester Social Entrepreneurship class began and ended with microloans!  Because we received SO many Kiva loan repayments over the summer, there was enough money in our SCH Kiva Lending Team account for our students to loan a total of $250 to Kiva borrowers around the world!  It was a great way to kick off our course explorations: a deeper dive into microfinance, country research, product research and creation, pricing and marketing ~ pr...

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Our 2017-18 Social Entrepreneurship classes

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

We've been busy this year hosting KIVA Fairs and KIVA Marketplaces on both campuses - for families and students - to earn money to fund our micro-loans through Kiva.org.
Students have created a variety of products, which they have marketed and sold to our school community:
  • headbands
  • slime
  • tye-dye t-shirts
  • fidget spinners
  • tic-tac-toe games
  • notecards
  • original picture books
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BUSINESS Plans

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Our 5th grade boys and girls worked in product teams to create Business Plans for the items they want to sell at their Kiva Market Fair.  They'll receive microloans to purchase any supplies they need and will pay back the loans from their sales. The rest of the money they earn - their profits - will go to make loans to borrowers around the world on www.kiva.org through our SCH CEL Kiva Lending Team.

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Our KIVA VoiceThread

Posted on October 19, 2016 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Check out our Kiva Skype Voicethread videos on the HIME page to hear what some of our students have to say about what makes Kiva.org unique and special! 

Students reflected on all our learning and discussion about microfinance, entrepreneurs, business and Kiva to voice their thoughts...


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