The Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship

The Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship (MCSE) prepares students and the Mason community to build organizations that solve pressing social and environmental problems.  We recognize that those who want to improve conditions often lack the skills they will need to make the changes they seek, and those who learn these skills don’t always realize the Read more about The Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship[…]

Preparing for careers in the academy

Preparing for Careers in the Academy is a credit-bearing course offered by Mason’s Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence.  The purpose of this program is to help students working on terminal degrees such as the PhD and the MFA to prepare for future academic careers and strengthen their instructional effectiveness.  Mason also participates in the Read more about Preparing for careers in the academy[…]

Food pantry to address student homelessness

A storage closet in Sub I was converted into a Pop Up Pantry to help homeless and financially unstable students.  The closet houses supplies such as non-perishable food, hygiene items, coats and blankets.

The Pop Up Pantry was started by graduate student Yara Mowafy, who has been advocating for the homeless and financially insecure by addressing several different needs.

“As November 2013, we had the Student Meal Assistance Fund.  So that provides meal vouchers to students who seek them from the Office of Student Support.  After that, I began doing research; it is Institutional Review Board approved research.  So I’m looking to identify the prevalence and nature of homelessness and hunger at George Mason University,” Mowafy said.

Though the research is still ongoing, Mowafy said results should be released by the end of this semester.