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Social Enterprise from the eyes of our Executive Director Jessica King

IMG_5057There is a two-fold way of looking at social enterprise that really motivates me. One is the reality that the systems and structures that exist aren’t up to the tasks at hand around social inequality and environmental degradation. The other, more hopeful part is the vast opportunity to employ creative solutions and new approaches inside business and civil society toward meeting those needs in new ways. I’m thrilled that ASSETS and the Lancaster County Community Foundation are launching The Great Social Enterprise Pitch because Lancaster is a perfect place for this with its deep and successful business history and the needs around us. I’m excited to see what new ideas gain some traction through this process toward a better future!

Jessica King