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Enactus United States

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Our Purpose

To enable progress through entrepreneurial action.

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.

Our Story

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Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to enable human progress. We establish student programs on campuses across the nation. Enactus students apply business concepts to develop community outreach projects, transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

  • entrepreneurial - having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity
  • action - the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed
  • us - a group of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole

Our People

Enactus was originally founded in the United States in 1975 and the U.S. is now one of 36 countries from around the world that operates an Enactus program. The U.S. operates as a division of Enactus and with over 500 active universities and more than 19,000 student participants, it represents the single largest country operation. It is a priority country for the future growth and development of the organization.

Our Competitions

The Enactus United States National Competition is dramatic, energy-filled events where teams showcase the collective impact of their community outreach efforts. Students present their projects and are evaluated by business leaders serving as judges who rank them on how successful they were at using business concepts to improve the quality of life and standard of living for those in need. The winners of these national competitions are then invited to compete at the prestigious Enactus World Cup.

Our Leadership

Michael Moore
Chairman, Enactus United States National Advisory Board
President, Walmart Central

Alex Perwich
President, Enactus United States

Alvin Rohrs
President/CEO, Enactus Worldwide