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Lunch with the League: Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Bend

Published on 5/18/2023

Join us on Zoom on June 9th at 12pm for Lunch with the League with Professor Michael H. Morris.

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The City of South Bend suffers from a poverty rate of over 21%, almost double the national average. Another 10.5% have income below 50% of the poverty level. Further, the rate of poverty experienced by the local African American community is close to 40%. This presentation will explore entrepreneurship as a pathway out of poverty. Notre Dame's South Bend Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program will be introduced. Experiences in working with over 300 disadvantaged entrepreneurs from the local area over the past four years will be shared.  We will discuss ways in which the community can support and nurture these entrepreneurs.



Speaker's bio:

Michael H. Morris is Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Keough School of Global Affairs. The entrepreneurship programs he has built at three universities have been ranked in the top ten nationally. Dr. Morris is a pioneer in curricular innovation and experiential learning.  His outreach efforts have facilitated development of thousands of ventures. Professor Morris works to bring entrepreneurship empowerment to those operating under conditions of adversity. He has authored 14 books and over 140 scholarly journal articles. He is Past President of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and has been awarded the Academy of Management’s Dedication to Entrepreneurship Award.