You want a career in social impact.
Yet, the education system has failed to prepare you with the foundational theory, knowledge and strategy needed to succeed.
You've been playing with some business or project ideas that prioritize people and the planet, but have no idea what to do about it.
Business planning. Networking. Mentorship. Funding. Marketing. Leadership.
It's a lot. Of course becoming an impact leader or entrepreneur can seem overwhelming right now.
In this 12-week certificate program, map your journey - from seed to start-up - as you work to become a leader in the social impact space. Along the way, get connected with a community of inspiring leaders, coaches, and DOERS from across the globe as you take on an experience that isn't just about learning but actually doing.
What's included in our 12 weeks together:
Every week, we peel back another layer of how to create REAL, sustainable change through transformative action, ideas, innovation, and hands-on activities.
Receive up to six (6) hours of one-on-one coaching to support your career development, accessing internship and job opportunities, or in launching your own social project.
Hands-on tools and resources
Every week, we’ll be putting our learnings to practice through group activities, independent projects, and building our courage and confidence to DO!
Connect with your peers in our Discord to share ideas, ask for feedback, and collaborate! Get extra support from our team of facilitators, mentors, and leaders with weekly insight and inspiration.
Your Program Curriculum
Hara Academy is rooted in our five core themes of:
HOLISTIC PROBLEM SOLVING
Every week as a cohort, we’ll dive into topics under these themes that help us understand sustainable change, growth and development, while putting in the work to bring your idea to life.
By the end of the 12 weeks, you'll have put together everything you need to launch your venture and be given 3 additional months of mentorships to help you go into launch mode.
Personal & Group Transformation
For impact to take shape, we must first look at our role and responsibilities as a individual.
By navigating who YOU are and your WHY, you can begin to map out your Theory of Change.
From problem solving, we’ll jump into what it takes from community and organizational stakeholders to ensure sustainability of a solution.
This includes evaluating your own strengths and weaknesses so you can identify the right stakeholders to bring your solution forward.
Social & Global
Continuing our theory-based learning, we’ll navigate how to tackle systemic change and dive into what it takes to make a social, global issue tangible and relevant to all through collective learning.
What makes a great leader? How can you step into your potential? By analyzing and evaluating various leadership styles and influential leaders, learn how to make decisions that lead to greater impact through both top down and bottom up approaches.
Holistic Problem Solving
Problem solving is a practiced skill. When it comes to social impact, there are many layers to navigate to reach a holistic solution. Together, we’ll begin dissecting real world problems by peeling back the social, economic, environmental & political layers.
Conflict Resolution & Negotiations
As a leader, sometimes you need to "fight" for what you want (especially when it comes to funding and contracts). Learn how to overcome challenges with difficult people and situations by using empathy.
Not every situation and partnership is going to be a win-win. Learn how to identify the right partnership deals and collaboration opportunities based on the goals and needs of your organization and your team.
& Social Justice
You can’t take care of the world if you don’t take care of yourself first. Learn how to identify and nurture your social-emotional wellness without sacrificing your purpose and impact.
& Grant Writing
You need money to run your venture. Don't be scared of this truth. Learn how to develop and execute successful fundraising campaigns, how to find funding, apply for funding, and identify when financial changes in your organization need to be made.
Business and Strategic Planning
Learn how to work backwards from a goal, and turn data into stories that drive strategic business decisions. Plus, you'll begin piecing together your one-year business plan based on activities accomplished throughout the program.
What story are you inviting your stakeholders into? What transformation are you offering that makes your audience want to trust you, work with you and support the work you do? Learn how to write your engaging brand story and how to leverage it for sustainable business growth.
Messaging and Marketing Strategy
During our last week as a cohort, learn how to connect your sales goals to the how of your marketing. Complete your business plan and messaging strategy using fool-proof templates and activites.
Meet your lead facilitator
Jazzmine Raine is a social entrepreneur, storyteller, and experiential education facilitator. She is the founder of Hara World and Hara House, India’s first zero-waste hospitality space.
Jazzmine leverages the power of story to support recent grads, aspiring entrepreneurs, marginalized groups, and ethical brands to challenge the status quo and work towards a sustainable, inclusive, and inspiring future.
Jazzmine has been nominated for multiple awards for her Hara World initiatives and was named 1 of 35 social entrepreneurs to watch by Causeartist. She has spoken on her passions and journey across the globe, including at BoldTalks Dubai, Tourism Shala India, and with many education institutions and community platforms across the globe.
Jazzmine is a 2021-22 Western Union Fellow under Watson Institute. In her spare time, you'll find her writing short stories and working on her first YA novel, Generation Uprising.
Ishita, New Delhi
Spring 2022 Participant
"I had such a wonderful time interacting with Jazz and the cohort. She created such a supportive and safe space for social business exploration. I learned values which can be applied to both my professional and personal life. I feel like this was a crash course on how to build a social business from scratch. The workbooks and exercises were excellent and the course material was super meaningful as well."
Tamanna, New Delhi
Spring 2022 Participant
"My experience in this course has been very insightful, inspiring and self-challenging. I am especially grateful for Jazzmine's energy. She has the power to influence everyone around her with so much positivity, inclusivity and motivation. She has been so supportive and resourceful throughout my experience with Hara Academy. The team ensures everyone is looked after- mentally and in any resource ever required. The course has inspired me to look within and nurture myself as the kind of leader I would want to be. It has also given me a chance to speak in a safe space and share my views and ideas with like-minded individuals and change-makers. I am very grateful and honoured to be a part of this amazing community that Hara World is building and would highly recommend people who would like to build their careers dedicated for the good, to join this community and the courses they provide. It will open your life to opportunities in social entrepreneurship under the mentorship of experienced leaders!"