Rachel Levitt

About Rachel Levitt

Rachel Levitt is the Program Lead for the Social Enterprise Program at the Hunt Institute. In this role, she works to address the key barriers faced by early stage social entrepreneurs, including capacity constraints and a need for strategic guidance, by connecting social entrepreneurs to critical resources. Rachel is an MBA candidate at the Southern Methodist University in the Cox School of Business studying marketing and management, with a specialization in customer engagement. She serves as President of Net Impact and also has membership with Women in Business, the Jewish Business Club, and the Marketing Club.

2021 Social Enterprise Intrapreneur Cohort Update

In our Social Enterprise program, we believe that intrapreneurship can bring together the best of both worlds: the innovation and dynamism of entrepreneurship, and the resources and market platform of existing organizations. Research has repeatedly demonstrated the benefits of intrapreneurship, and an increasing number of organizations are implementing programs to proactively and intentionally encourage intrapreneurship, especially [...]

2021-06-15T20:29:58+00:00 May 6th, 2021|

Winners of the Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions Design Competition

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, The Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity hosted an exhibition featuring the various architectural designs created by 17 teams of 31 students from 3 universities competing for 1st prize in the Kijiji Innovation Sustainable Solutions Design Competition. Students, staff, and faculty of Southern Methodist University were invited to view the [...]

2021-09-13T23:26:14+00:00 April 25th, 2021|

Cutting Edge Youth Summit Continues to Help Youth Leaders Succeed

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, The Action Research Center hosted the annual Cutting Edge Youth Summit. The legendary event celebrates over 12 years of building youth leaders. This year, student leaders from many regions of the United States connected for the virtual Cutting Edge Youth Summit. Students and parents attended from Texas, South Carolina, New [...]

2021-05-05T21:34:55+00:00 April 14th, 2021|

Spotlight on Young Social Entrepreneurs

This month, we want to shine the spotlight on some young social entrepreneurs that are doing amazing work around the world. 1. David Yeung, Green Monday Through a multi-faceted approach, Green Monday is working to encourage the widespread adoption of a plant-based diet to combat climate change, food insecurity, and public health issues. The social [...]

2021-04-12T18:53:14+00:00 April 12th, 2021|

Spotlight on Women Social Entrepreneurs

As we close out the month of March which celebrates and honors the contributions of women throughout history, we want to shine the spotlight on some women social entrepreneurs that are doing amazing work around the world. Maya-Camille Broussard, Justice of the Pies Justice of the Pies is a low-profit limited liability company (L3C) that [...]

2021-03-26T23:26:56+00:00 March 26th, 2021|

How Can We Build Back Better: Helpful Insights for Climate-smart Inclusive Economic Development from the United Nations’ Recent Assembly

Last month, on February 22, 2021, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) convened representatives of its 193 Member States and other stakeholders to discuss how to build back better as we begin the return to a post-pandemic world. In preparation for UNEA-5, the United Nations Environment Programme’s North America Office (UNEP North America) led a [...]

2021-03-11T15:57:10+00:00 March 11th, 2021|

Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions Design Competition

Land for the Rulegura Center Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions (K.I.S.S.), in partnership with SMU’s MASD Program, the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity and three universities in Tanzania, has officially launched an architectural design competition for the building of the Rulegura Center. The primary purpose of the Rulegura Center, which will be located [...]

2021-08-10T14:36:49+00:00 February 5th, 2021|

Tackling Food Insecurity

Many Americans celebrate Thanksgiving every year by gathering with their family and sharing a hearty feast. As such, it seemed an appropriate time to discuss the issue of food insecurity, which Feeding America defines as, “a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life.” According to the U.S. [...]

2020-11-23T18:56:47+00:00 November 23rd, 2020|

Youth Up Next: Gearing Up the Next Generation of Innovators and Entrepreneurs

The Action Research Center launches YouthUp Next 2.0. to prepare the next generation of global leaders. On November 14th, students started a cutting edge program designed to support young innovators and entrepreneurs.  The Young Social Innovators & Social Entrepreneurs program is designed to foster creativity, innovation, and social entrepreneurship in the Dallas/Ft Worth Area.  Furthermore, [...]

2020-11-19T22:06:41+00:00 November 16th, 2020|