The Eric Reid Foundation is dedicated to fostering a new generation of leaders in social enterprise and community development from the most underserved communities. We envision a future where policymakers, community leaders, and individuals recognize and celebrate the contributions, professionalism, and impact of social enterprises and community development organizations that are led by millennial and gen-z leaders of color, formerly incarcerated folks of color, and women of color. Moreover, citizens, mainstream businesses, and government will view these non-traditional leaders as critical partners in building and enhancing collective economic and community power.
About Student Impactathon
The Eric Reid Foundation works with non-profit organizations and academic institutions to educate future community leaders on the intersections of social entrepreneurship and social justice. In partnership with Innov8Social, The Eric Reid Foundation will host it’s inaugural Student Impactathon® in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on August 18, 2018 with local partners. Impactathon will feature activities to foster the development of an ecosystem for social impact by inspiring the next generation of social innovators, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs.
8:00 – 8:30 AM – Breakfast and activity
8:30 – 10:00 AM – Impact Talks and short screening
10:00 – 11:00 AM – Introduction to social enterprise + introduction to pitching
11:00 – 12:30 PM – Work in teams
12:30 – 1:30 PM – Working lunch and activity
1:30 – 3:00 PM – Present to judges & groups
Innov8social creates tools, resources, and programming to help individuals engage in social impact and social entrepreneurship and partners with mission-aligned partners to deliver Impactathon® to bring together individuals to collaborate, work in teams, and pitch social good solutions to judges for feedback and potential recognition. Past Impactathon partners include UCLA Anderson School of Business, TechShop, Soka University, Impact Pop, and Food Hacking Festival by ONE World Training.
The Colin Kaepernick Foundation
Eric is a dedicated partner to the Colin Kaepernick Foundation. During recent Know Your Rights workshops in Amsterdam and New Orleans, Eric served as a leader and advocate alongside Colin Kaepernick.
Each off-season, Eric travels over 8K miles to South Africa and donates his time and resources to a non-profit professional football (soccer) academy in Cape Town, Ubuntu Football. Ubuntu Football’s mission is to mentor and educate the next generation of African leaders, society-changers, and footballers.