REAP (ReEntry Acceleration Program) Immersion is a 12 week 3 credit course offered in the fall and spring semesters, which gives current and future business leaders the opportunity to teach a business curriculum to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, as well as students drawn from underserved communities.
MBA/EMBA student instructors will be pre-enrolled to take B8580 in either the fall OR spring semester, based on which teaching team each person has been assigned to.
- Fall teaching teams: financial literacy (Financial Empowerment, and Achieving Success in Personal Finance);
- Spring teaching teams: entrepreneurship (Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship), and managerial negotiations (Getting to Yes).
An invitation to apply for this course is sent out in April by email to MBA and EMBA students. To teach inside prisons, selected students will be required to be approved by the facility and Department of Corrections and attend a mandatory volunteers training provided by the facility. Unfortunately local prisons are unable to host academic programs until further notice. However REAP course teaching will be conducted on the outside.
Please note: B8584 REAP: Reforming Mass Incarceration and the Role of Business is offered in August and January and is a pre-requisite for B8580.
Sandra Navalli, OAM is the managing director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia University. The center trains the next generation of leaders to address social and environmental challenges, by supporting the creation and communication of new ideas, and by providing curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for students. Focus areas include social entrepreneurship, international development and emerging markets, public and nonprofit management, and...
Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise
Damon J. Phillips is the Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise. He received his PhD from Stanford University. Before joining Columbia in 2011, he was on the faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (from 1998-2011). During the 2010-2011 academic year he was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Professor Phillips has expertise...