Education and entrepreneurship
The NEXUS Lab on Education and Entrepreneurship launched in 2016 with the goal of mobilizing Nexus membership to advance innovations in the field of education from around the world that increase quality, ensure equal opportunities for all and contribute to sustainable development. The Lab on Education and Entrepreneurship is co-chaired by Leslie Falconer and Felipe Amaral.
Even before a child is born, the educational journey begins and is impacted by a myriad of influencing factors. As a result, to impact systemic change within the field of education, it is critical to consider the interconnectedness of education within other global issues such as economic disparity, access to healthcare and nutrition, human rights, criminal justice systems, evolving family systems, and environmental contaminants which all contribute to one’s social-emotional, physical and cognitive development.
Education is the force that can either transform society toward greater equity, tolerance and compassion or it can perpetuate harmful social norms. “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968, pastor, activist, humanitarian
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Leslie FalconerNEXUS Education & Entrepreneurship Lab Co-Chair
Felipe amaralNEXUS Education & Entrepreneurship Lab Co-Chair
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013, South African President, Philanthropist
The Lab on Education and Entrepreneurship will serve as a forum for members of the NEXUS network who seek to learn more about innovation in education, exchange ideas and make connections through events or information.
- NEXUS Education and Entrepreneurship monthly discussion calls
- Salon discussion series investigating the cross-sector role of education in sustainable development, innovation, entrepreneurship and social change.
- Discounts to education conferences and networking events and speaking opportunities for its members
- Workshop and Panel sessions during the NEXUS Gatherings
If you are interested in global education, we’d love to hear from you. Whether you are looking to get more involved or willing to support our mission through a grant or sponsorship, please reach out! To learn more about the NEXUS Lab on Education, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org