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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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Our KIVA Travel Journal

Posted on May 16, 2020 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)
Inspired by our KiVA Loans and our research on the countries around the world where our Kiva borrowers live!  Have you ever traveled to any of these countries?  What Kiva loans have you made?
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Anyone Can Make a Difference! by Roman M.

Posted on May 11, 2020 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (2)

Last year, I took the CEL Social Entrepreneurship class. In it, we loaned to Kiva borrowers and learned about microfinance. This year, we are focused on something far more important than that: The United Nations Global Goals. If we can achieve t...

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Diving in to the United Nations Global Goals

Posted on May 3, 2020 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

To expand out study of the United Nations Global Goals, we chose to focus on U.N. Global Goal #6: Clean Water and Sanitation.  Too many people in the world do not have access to sufficient amounts of clean water - which should be a basic human right.  What have we learned? What can we do? Check out these Public Service Announcements our 6th grade students put together:

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In addition to making Kiva loans, I've been busy... by Ariya

Posted on April 28, 2020 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (1)


I chose my Kiva borrower, GS Caminero Group, because they help provide clothes for people they live close to, and it is important to have good hygiene, so people should have an extra change of clothes. The Dominican Republic (where this group lives) has a huge po...
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SCH@Home continues support for small businesses with KIVA loans...by Magnolia

Posted on April 27, 2020 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (3)

My name is Magnolia. In our Social Entrepreneurship class, we have been learning a lot about Kiva, and making loans to people who need them. One of the people that I loaned to was Thoi from India. I chose to loan to her because she neede...

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We Have an Impact, Too! by Alex K.

Posted on February 25, 2020 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

In our CEL Social Entrepreneurship course, I made a microloan to a Kiva borrower who needed help with his welding company. He needed stuff like a grease gun and other equipment to help his company. The United ...

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Learning about the U.N. Global Goals made me realize... by Chase Z.

Posted on February 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (3)

In our CEL Social Entrepreneurship class, we learned about the United Nations Global Goals, some which are No Poverty, Climate Action, and Life On Land. Learning about these goals showed me just how many people are struggling to keep their businesses, and family going, and wi...

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There are many ways we can make a difference! by Stewart G.

Posted on February 25, 2020 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (3)

There are many ways we can make a difference. Kiva microloans are loans through the Kiva website, that help someone start their business, go to school and more. Microloans are small loans. You can make a lo...

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Benjamin Needed a Loan to Make his Farm more Eco-Friendly. by Alec G.

Posted on February 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (3)

In our CEL Social Entrepreneurship class, we learned about the UN Global Goals, and what they have in common with KIVA. The Global Goals are a set of 17 goals that the UN wants to accomplish by 2030. If some of these g...

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I believe that every child deserves to get an education... by YaYa M.

Posted on February 24, 2020 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (7)

In CEL, we learned about the U.N. Global Goals and how they relate to our KIVA microloans. There are 17 goals in total and each of them are very important. Some of my favorites are No poverty (1), Quality Education...

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Even Just One Loan Can Effect Multiple Goals! by Imogen L.

Posted on February 24, 2020 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (4)

In our CEL class, we learned about the U.N. Global Goals and how the goals relate to Kiva microloans. There are 17 different goals and they need to be completed by 2030 or the consequences will be irreversible. The goals include many different things ranging from No Poverty ...

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We Need More Women's Voices Leading the Way! by Sami M.

Posted on February 24, 2020 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (6)

 

This year in our CEL Social Entrepreneurship class we learned about the United Nations Global Goals. Some of these goals are Gender Equality and Zero Hunger. As we were learning this I realized just how many people are struggling in the world and it has taught me so m...

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Every Goal Counts! by Reed K.

Posted on February 22, 2020 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (4)

In our Social Entrepreneurship class, we’ve been talking about the United Nations Global Goals and how they relate to our Kiva microloans. In total there are 17 Global Goals and for each one we complete the more people are helped. I personally don’t want to know what ...

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Quality Education as a Global Goal -by Mira P.

Posted on February 22, 2020 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

In our CEL Social Entrepreneurship course, we learned about the United Nations Global Goals, I specifically learned about the goals “No Poverty”, “Quality Education” and “Good Health and Well Being”. Thi...

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Loaning to refugees! by Marlee H.

Posted on November 25, 2019 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (20)

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 (7)

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 (26)

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 (11)

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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