Last Spring, the University of New Orleans (UNO) launched the Urban Entrepreneurship and Policy Institute, led by Chris Surprenant, associate professor of philosophy and director of the university’s honors program. The new institute brings together scholars to examine the role entrepreneurship can play in providing solutions to issues affecting urban environments throughout the United States, with a specific focus on communities of color.
The Charles Koch Foundation has given $1.4 million to support the Institute’s initiatives. The grant will provide support for faculty costs, expand existing support for community partners, and create additional opportunities for the general UNO campus community—including lectures, weekend seminars, undergraduate research support, and faculty research support. The Foundation’s grant will also help launch a new scholarship program for students from the communities central to the Institute’s mission.
Read the full grant agreement here.