Rasheda L. Weaver
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Weaver’s research explores the role of social enterprise in human and community development. Her recent work examines strategies social enterprises utilize to combat social problems, while generating profits. Weaver’s research combines literature from community development, applied psychology, law, and entrepreneurship. As a Rutgers University Civic Engagement Graduate Fellow she incorporates her research into civic engagement projects for undergraduate and graduate-level courses. Weaver is a Trustee for the Center for Environmental Transformation (CFET) in Camden, New Jersey where spearheads the strategic planning process. She also advises youth social entrepreneurs in CFET’s spin-off social enterprise South Camden Farms.
Introduces and illustrates how social enterprise self-employment programs (SEPs) can foster human capital, a predictor of economic growth and development. Provides cases of human capital-oriented social enterprises that outline different business forms for social enterprise SEPs.