The mission of the Roberts Wesleyan College "Enactus" program is to enable progress through entrepreneurial action. In recent years, they have used their resources to complete projects in Rochester, as well as India, Guatemala, and Uganda. In one project, they partnered with Rochester's Fuego Coffee to start another Fuego in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, with the purpose of giving job skills to young girls aging out of a local orphanage.
This past year, Enactus took a look at challenges facing Rochester and shifted all of their efforts to the city that they call home. One notable program is called Elev8, which brings youth from the City of Rochester on campus for a life-altering weekend of community service projects, team-building, instructional workshops and experiencing “college life” in a meaningful way.
Carrie Starr is the faculty advisor of the Roberts Enactus program. She also serves as an Assistant Professor of Business and the Hoselton Chair of Ethics and Free Enterprise at Roberts Wesleyan College, teaching classes on leadership, creativity and innovation. She is truly cultivating the social entrepreneurs and conscious leaders of the future!
Carrie has been married to her best friend from college, Erv, since 1993. They have 3 children and live in a 200 year old barn. Somehow, she has also found the time to author three books, include Cheap Love, Marriage Adventures and Secret Shame. She is also a blogger at AdventureCarrie.com.