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Earlier this year, Erb Institute student, Chris Owen, MBA/MS 2020, worked with Casa María Amor in Cuenca, Ecuador for an Erb Institute Impact Project. Casa María Amor is a women’s shelter hidden on the outskirts of Cuenca in a crevice of the Andes Mountains. It provides both physical and emotional safety to women and their children who are the victims of domestic violence. The goal of this Erb Impact Project was to equip these women with the resources, skills and confidence they need to create economic independence for themselves.

The Erb Institute is committed to working with students to pursue Impact Projects that drive business sustainability impact and provide opportunities for meaningful engagement. Click here to read more about Impact Projects.

“Erb Impact Projects are a transformational, rather than an incremental, growth opportunity. By applying the academic frameworks I learned in the classroom to real-world problems, I had the opportunity to customize my Erb experience as well as leave a lasting impact.”

— Chris Owen, MBA/MS 2020

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