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.

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 [...]

2021-02-05T16:17:10+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|

Article Summary: Conquering the Great Divide

In the Fall 2020 issue of the International Monetary Fund’s Finance & Development journal, Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University professor and Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences recipient, wrote an opinion piece titled, “Conquering the Great Divide”. In it, Stiglitz shares that the pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the gap between the rich and the poor. [...]

2020-11-05T21:58:10+00:00 November 4th, 2020|

Dallas’ Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan (CECAP)

Five months ago, on May 27, 2020, the Dallas City Council unanimously passed the Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan (CECAP) to outline a plan for addressing environmental issues here in Dallas. According to the World Bank, in 2015, Texas emitted a total of 626,500,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, the most of any state [...]

2020-11-20T14:53:36+00:00 October 27th, 2020|

Climate Week NYC 2020

Climate Week NYC, hosted by the Climate Group in collaboration with the United Nations and New York City, took place last week, Sept. 21-27, 2020. This year’s annual summit featured over 450 panels, workshops, art shows, and film screenings focused around 10 themes: clean energy transition; transport and infrastructure; industry and built environment; finance, investment, [...]

2020-11-20T14:55:08+00:00 October 7th, 2020|