We are Vanguard University’s local chapter of Enactus (formerly SIFE), an international non-profit organization that works in partnership with business and higher education. Enactus mobilizes students to discover their own potential by creating economic opportunity for others through community outreach projects. Enactus is active on 1,800 college and university campuses in 48 countries.


Our goal is to serve others by providing innovative learning experiences that grow business knowledge, skills, and abilities. We inspire individuals and groups to reach their potential by embracing the principles of free enterprise with a servant’s heart.


Our chapter of Enactus was formed in Spring 2006 by students in Vanguard’s community. One student in particular, Kristi Mederos, was involved with an internship for Advantage Sales and Marketing in which she learned the importance of belonging to an organization like Enactus. Enactus would help students gain real world experience to complement their academic education. This event created a passion to launch a Enactus team at Vanguard before she graduated in May. Kristi persuaded Business Professor Bonni Stachowiak to be the faculty adviser for Enactus and the rest is history.

Since 2006, Vanguard University Enactus has focused on teaching innovative techniques for achieving success through teamwork and the positive power of business in Southern California.