“Learn with Google, MIT and UN how to create prosperity and wellness for an international group of migrants.”
We are about to kick off NewPreneuers, a program with a mission to Solve global Migrant and Refugee crisis — once and for all.
In order to do, we have designed a framework that allows migrant and refugees to generate wellness and prosperity through entrepreneurship.
The framework is so good, that in less than 2 months, Google, MIT and the UN have joined us as partners.
You can watch the evolution of the program from design up the way to being presented at the UN here:
- Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp0WGPizkxs
- Day 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmCKdYHk31U
- Day 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWJHRFmfWd0
You see, it turns out that what all migrations and refugee crisis have in common is that they are caused by the lack of jobs. This joblessness creates the civil unrest (war, strikes, terrorism, organized crime) that forces people to flee in search of better opportunities.
The good thing is that we already know how to avoid such joblessness induced crisis. It’s low tech entrepreneurship (think more starbucks and less SpaceX). New low-tech companies are responsible for virtually all new jobs created since 1995 ! Crazy isn’t it!?
About the “Belong Framework”
I won’t bore you with the details (for now). Here’s a short intro. The Belong framework (formerly known as talent on the move) consists of the 6 components that enable the creation of an entrepreneurship ecosystem that fosters wellness and prosperity.
- Identify: potential entrepreneurs before they are deported
- Connect: with a local community of peers, partners, and mentors
- Train: new comers in low-tech entrepreneurship
- Fund: the startups by linking them with local business accelerators.
- Celebrate: every small victory in the entire journey from US to being funded
- Public Policy: work with government to make the changes that make this process seamless/
You can read a thorough description in this link: http://solvecolab.mit.edu/challenges/2016/learn-refugee-education2/c/solution/1329358/
The Pilot Program
Our first pilot program is called “NewPreneurs” will be with Returnees, people who grew up in the US and are at risk of being deported to Mexico, a country they barely know or even remember — and yet we welcome them with open arms !
What’s the deal I offer you?
Have you noticed I use the word “Apprentice” and not trainee or intern. That’s for a reason.
We want people who are willing to learn how to solve this type of international social challenges. Not coffee bringers, chair fillers, or grunts.
This is a challenge for the high performing individuals. If you rather have a quite simple intership… run. Run far and fast, for this is no joy ride. This is going to be some hardcore, history changing program, not for blant, weak or fearful.
I expect much from you. We all do.
Likewise, we respect your time, and want to help you make the most out of it. That is why besides your weekly tasks, you will get 1 mentorship hour with our team. This time will be dedicated to you, your personal goals and accelerating your personal life and professional careers. To give you an idea of the value, it’s worth between US$350 and US$500 per hour.
If you’ve seen the videos (if you haven’t go back and do so) we are still a tiny team and it’s a huge challenge. We need the help of people who are passionate about social issues, want to learn how to design and manage communities, but above all — can commit to solve help migrants and refugees prosper and thrive again!
We still can’t offer payment (at least not before UN and Google provide the funds, which will take some time). But If you would like to be our apprentice for a semester, I offer you this.
You will learn by working with some the best people in Social Innovation in Mexico.
We’ve created one of the largest most active social innovation communities in latin america. Our team includes Harvard Alumni, CEO’s serial entrepreneurs, and world class business coaches and mentors. Not to mention that you will have Google, MIT and UN in your curriculum before you graduate.
This is an ideal apprenticeship opportunity if you want to learn:
- Internet Marketing
- Entrepreneurship Methodologies (by the hand of google for entrepreneurs)
- Community Design and Management
- How to immigration legal system works
- Manage international relationships with Consulates, Embassies and Universities.
- Flawless english and spanish writing skills (because mine sucks)
- Efficient verbal communication skills (no valley girl speech will be tolerated)
- Internet literacy is quite desirable (html, blogging, multimedia, graphic design)
- Ability to effectively work remotely (because offices are outdated)
A normal week in this apprenticeship will look something like this:
- Contact consulates and make information requests.
- Translate, Synthesize and organize information in our knowledgebase (for migrants to access)
- Liaison between with nonprofits both in US and MX
- Serve immigrants and refugees looking for help (through our web platform)
- Research and synthesize the most relevant content regarding migration policy, DACA and refugees in the US and México.
- Talk with immigrants, document their story and celebrate through written, audio and video formats.
You and your team will be responsible for helping migrants have a soft landing back to mexico by organizing and facilitating the information they require and celebrate their stories.
Expected Key Results
- Build the most comprehensive “returning process” knowledge base and manual.
- Build the largest and most active community if DACA recipients and returnees.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are up to the challenge, follow this link for further instructions.
Just keep in mind, we are not a traditional company, and this is not a traditional internship.
It’s an apprenticeship. It’s going to be an intense and hardcore job. Yet, helping thousands of migrants and refugees will also be one of the most rewarding experiences you will have.