Other International Opportunities

Turner Family Center for Social Ventures

The Turner Family Center for Social Ventures is a student-led organization committed to alleviating poverty through market-driven forces and enterprise. We provide resources and opportunities to leverage and combine the individual strengths of Vanderbilt University graduate students, faculty, and business partners.

Turner Family Center Website

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Mario Avila

Director, Turner Family Center for Social Ventures


Project Pyramid

Project Pyramid is an interdisciplinary course open to all graduate students at Vanderbilt University. The course examines the causes and symptoms of poverty, and varying methods of poverty alleviation.  We will address the innovative and entrepreneurial ways individuals and organizations domestically and internationally are working to alleviate the conditions of poverty, and dive deeply into some of the major challenges associated with this work. The course is designed to enable collaboration across different graduate disciplines and student perspectives on poverty and to prepare students for project work with domestic and international organizations.

Project Pyramid Website

Project Pyramid