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School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE)


The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) Australia inspires and equips changemakers and social entrepreneurs to establish, scale and sustain social ventures that foster social and economic participation, and create a lasting impact within disadvantaged communities. Our vision is a community powering positive changemakers for a more inclusive and sustainable world.

Social entrepreneurs are everyday people with a social mission. They often have a personal experience of the need they are addressing and many are from the communities they seek to serve. As such they are uniquely positioned to address some of our most pressing social challenges.

Unlike a traditional school, SSE Australia is non-academic and based on a ‘learning by doing’ approach. Students gain practical business and life skills that they can apply directly to their ventures. 

The school run learning programs across Australia for people from all backgrounds that have an idea or business with a community benefit. In addition to the Australian schools in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, there are 12 Schools in the UK and one in Canada (Toronto) with a global network of over 1,200 Fellows (including over 300 in Australia).