get-engaged.jpgIn a growing national movement, students are enrolling in newly created philanthropy courses and steering thousands of dollars to local charities.

At least 10 New England colleges, including Brandeis, Holy Cross, Boston College, Wheelock, and Lesley, will offer similar courses next school year, using seed money donated by corporate and family foundations. In the classes, students draw up mission statements for makeshift foundations, research nonprofits in their communities, and decide how to allocate the pot of money.

(Read more in the Boston Globe)

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