2016 Meadows Fellows
L-R: Marcelle Cohen, MGPS; Molly Smith, MGPS; Lucero Perez, MBA; Tess Stansbury, MGPS; and Liz Pinedo, MGPS. Not pictured: Carlo Castillo, MPAff; Jose Guzman, MGPS; Sarah Harris, MGPS; Isabel Hovey, MGPS; and Adrian Velez, MGPS
2016 Meadows Fellows
L-R: Marcelle Cohen, MGPS; Molly Smith, MGPS; Lucero Perez, MBA; Tess Stansbury, MGPS; and Liz Pinedo, MGPS. Not pictured: Carlo Castillo, MPAff; Jose Guzman, MGPS; Sarah Harris, MGPS; Isabel Hovey, MGPS; and Adrian Velez, MGPS

Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. Social Enterprise Fellows

Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. Social Enterprise Fellows are teams of nonprofit management consultants, delivering research to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to advance important capacity building and mission driven work.   

Graduate students from multiple disciplines such as Business, Public Affairs, Engineering and Latin American Studies work together to advance a project determined by the client NGO. Deliverables can cover a variety of areas including program evaluation and sustainability, communications and marketing, human resources, finance and strategy.  The 9-month course, led by an LBJ faculty member, includes two-weeks of intensive field research with the NGO client. 

Fellows receive travel stipends to help defray the costs of international travel. Generous financial support for the program is provided by private donors and the McCombs MBA+ Program.

PREVIOUS NGO CLIENTS

HIAS Ecuador, which serves 70,000 refugees country-wide, asked the Meadows Fellows to evaluate the refugee assistance model to better help Colombian refugees integrate into Ecuadorian society.

Lonesome George & Co, an environmentally responsible apparel business founded in the Galapagos Islands, asked the Meadows Fellows how best to grow the social impact of its youth programming in Ecuador and the U.S.

The Meadows Foundation, based in Dallas, Texas and the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, asked Meadows Fellows to research and make recommendations for improving mental health services for veterans. Information about the role of the report in attracting $20 million of new public funding to implement recommendations can be found here.

Cambio Creativo, in Panama, requested Meadows Fellows assistance with developing a customized financial budgeting and accounting system, a human resources manual and a strategic plan.

HIAS - Resettling Refugees in Ecuador

Lonesome George & Co. – Social Entrepreneurship, Education & Conservation

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Youth Services in Coco Solo, Panama

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Returning Veterans' Mental Health in Texas: Student Experience