The Department of Political Science at North Carolina Central University has received a sub-grant of $120,000 through the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation (UNCFSP) and the U.S. Department of Education to administer and facilitate a Global Entrepreneurship Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to develop and implement supportive resources and technologies that will integrate theory and practice to promote economic growth and innovation through policy, social entrepreneurship and business enterprise.
NCCU, through the Department of Political Science, will administer and manage the initiative in partnership with UNCFSP. The partnership will bring together four other minority-serving institutions, small businesses, nonprofit organizations and other stakeholders to seize overlooked opportunities, and to invent new approaches and create sustainable solutions with positive economic impact.
Dr. Emmanuel O. Oritsejafor, interim chair of the Department of Political Science, will be the primary investigator on the project.