Entrepreneurship In Action
Food Combi is the project initiated by Dr. John Alver Dobson of using a food truck to drive community engagement. It is used by Re-entry Entrepreneurship students and Clark University students to build up their skills with starting and running a small business. The students are formerly incarcerated individuals who are transitioning back into society. The Food Combi allows them to rebuild themselves, reconnect with their community, and become productive members of society.
Please contact us if you would like more information or stop by at one of our events.
Beef Birria Tacos: Slow roasted Beef marinated in our famous Chipotle Pineapple sauce. Served Street Taco style with Pico de Gallo, Mexican Sour Cream, lettuce, and Extra Hot sauce. You can get is as a Taco with Mexican Rice and Beans on the side. or you can chose to have it all wrapped up burrito style, or as a bowl with the tortillas on the side.
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Meet the Team
Dr. John Dobson
John’s mantra is to ‘help students make a living around their passion’.
He is the founder of the DYME institute, which uses problem-based learning approaches to help students develop their entrepreneurial skills. He is currently associate professor at Clark University.
Through his DYME institute, he has developed the Food Combi, which provides formally incarcerated individuals an opportunity to earn college credit through the Re-entry Entrepreneurship course. The course is provided in both Spanish and English. Students will learn how to successfully launch their own businesses, helping build a better future for themselves and their families and become productive members of society.
The FoodCombi Food Truck has been used in variety of community outreach and social entrepreneurship projects. Learn more about our partners
Working with QCC
We are pleased to announce that we have an articulation agreement with Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) to offer credit bearing course in Entrepreneurship. Students that successfully complete the course will be able to transfer 3 credit hours to QCC towards their degree or certificate.