- What is this club about?
- What is social enterprise?
- What are current members doing now?
- Who's behind the Sansori Club and why?
- What does the Sansori name mean?
- What does it cost to join?
- How much time is required?
- Can I get community service credit?
The Sansori Club is a cool way to meet others who want to make a positive difference in this world and also seek financial return for their efforts.
Social enterprise is a form of creative venture that integrates social objectives with sustainable, market-driven forces. Sansori Club’s social entrepreneurs will create small-scale organizations with a triple bottom line: financial solvency, environmental sustainability, and social benefit.
Examples - a lemonade business that uses organic lemon, unrefined sugar and compostable cups; a hair pin business that uses naturally dyed fleece; a car wash service that uses environmentally-friendly cleaning products, etc.
The first Sansori Club members are in NYC and they will be selecting their social enterprise ideas in May 2012. Come back in June to find out more.
Sansori is funded by private social investors and is not affiliated with any religious, ethnic, or political organization.
Sansori is founded on the belief that the best solutions to the problems facing the world will come from a new way of thinking and learning. Sansori is a vision for a new, international, interdisciplinary, issue-based form of education that is holistic in its approach and innovative at its core.
Sansori Club incorporates the best practices gleaned from the Sansori Jam Sessions and inspiration drawn from Tina Rosenberg's "Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World
" and Rod Beckstrom and Ori Brafman's "The Starfish and The Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations
," and wisdom shared by friends who exemplify heart-centered living.
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In Korean, Sansori means “mountain sound”. At Sansori we believe that by listening, both without and within, we can climb new peaks, and - together - move mountains.
The membership fee is $20 - $100 per year, on a sliding scale. You decide what you can afford to pay. No questions asked. You pay your membership fee after your application has been approved.
About 6 hours per week (3 hours on Sundays and the rest during the week) during the school year, excluding the final exam periods and holidays.
By joining the Sansori Club, you are dedicating your time into creating business that benefit others and the environment, and you are eligible to receive community service hours. If you have any questions or need a proof of your membership, please let us know.
- Is Sansori Club only for 12-17 year olds?
- How do I join?
- Where is this club located?
- How are the club activities structured?
- Are there prerequisites for membership?
- What makes a good Sansori Club member?
- What is the difference between a team leader and a team member?
- I have a question not answered here. What do I do?
While the initial locations in NYC focus on team members aged 12-17, Sansori Club is for everyone. One is never too old or too young for having fun and working toward meaning and money in the company of cool friends. If you are 18+ and interested in joining or starting Sansori Club in your community, please click here
. Look forward to hearing from you.
Easy. A simple application form and interview. Once approved, then you pay your membership fee of $20-$100 (please see above).
Each club is located within their local community. For example, NYC may have several Sansori Clubs - we are starting with the upper west side location first. Please click here
for a complete listing of the club locations and contact information.
Each club will have a team of eight members, including two co-team leaders. Together, they will meet as a group on Sundays during the school year to design & launch their small-scale social enterprise. The sessions will include both in-person and online sessions. They will also meet with business advisors and webinar speakers. Using the Sansori online educational platform and interactions with the advisors and webinar speakers, and following the general guidelines of the Sansori Club curriculum, the club members will create their own experience and together co-create their future serving their community and generating financial return.
No test scores or minimum GPAs, just a genuine desire to create a better world, willingness to learn and share with others, and being open to new ways of thinking and doing.
Sansori club members care not only about leading a meaningful life but also having fun while at it. They ask big questions. They can multi-task and imagine new ways of doing things. They are creative and they take risks. They enjoy working with other people, are willing to put in the extra time to make something better, and are self-motivated learners.
Each team has 8 team members, including 2 co-leaders.
Team leaders attend intensive training sessions (2 or 3, depending on the city), participate in the recruitment and selection of their team members, and identify their team's social enterprise project.
Once all 8 team members are in place, they work together as equal partners to advance their venture.
Launching a social enterprise is hard work, but we strongly believe that it can also be fun. We look to the team leaders to set examples for all team members to give their best.
Send us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We will get back to you promptly!