College students in CU Enactus take the lead on creating sustainable solutions to real-world problems in West Michigan and around the world. More than just professional development experience, CU Enactus uses students' collective strengths, drive for hard work and unwavering compassion for underserved populations to bring evidence of long-term change in communities around the globe.
International Artisan Market
The International Artisan Market raises financial resources and awareness for artisans around the globe. Each fall, more than 25 vendor representatives partner with CU Enactus to sell hand-crafted items such as jewelry, rugs, food products and household goods.
In 2018, over 700 visitors shopped at the International Artisan Market. For the 5th annual International Artisan Market on Nov. 2, 2019, CU Enactus will recruit student volunteers to help with event planning, marketing, media and hospitality roles.
Marketplace for Middle Schoolers
The Marketplace project team mentors Northpointe Christian Middle School students in the step-by-step creation of a business plan.
From ideation to implementation, college students partner with young entrepreneurs to simulate the creation of companies. Students ultimately sell their products at a community-wide marketplace held in December.
Exam Survival Kits
Exam Survival Kits, a fundraiser for CU Enactus, give parents and guardians an opportunity to send a hassle-free, timely care package to their Cornerstone student. With on-campus delivery provided the week before exams, the Kit includes snacks, treats and other surprises to make late-night study sessions for finals just a little bit better.
Each semester, the CU Enactus team sells and packages more than 200 Exam Survival Kits to help support other projects!
Since 2018, CU Enactus has worked with Esperanzart, an organization that sells handmade jewelry from artisans in Ecuador and provides them with a sustainable income.
Student volunteers from Cornerstone manage social media accounts for EsperanzArt, take pictures for use in their online store, monitor on-campus inventory and ship orders.
AfricaWorks, a non-profit organization located in Swaziland, is working to end poverty. Through funding bee farms for local farmers to harvest honey, CU Enactus is helping this organization and resourcing individuals with tools to have a sustainable income.
Student volunteers help create a sustainable fundraiser, serve as communication liaisons with AfricaWorks and market other involvement opportunities to the Cornerstone campus community.