Scavengers are one of the biggest social problems for Jakarta. Scavenger areas have existed in Jakarta for a long time such as the Gang Saibun RT 08/09 Jatipadang, South Jakarta. Here, more than 300 scavengers illegally occupy vacant areas owned by the Regional Government. Scavenger children are exposed to problems including 1) economic poverty, and 2) attitude or character problems arising from their negative environments. In addition to the issues facing outsiders ttempting to aid the scavenger communities, there are additional problems which must be addressed. This study aims to provide a descriptive evaluation of the efforts to implement Kelas Mimpi entrepreneurship programs which seek to empower the scavenger children of Jatipadang, carried out by the Community Service Team at Al Azhar University of Indonesia. The study concludes that the entrepreneurship program was successfully implemented because it combined two integrated programs: 1) Entrepreneur Hard Skills Program (Online Sales Agent); and 2) Soft Skills Program (motivation, character building & service excellent). Moreover, this program succeeded in providing positive impacts in various measurable ways including 1) economic improvement of participants through online business transactions, 2) improvement of the positive character of participants, and 3) increased ability to provide excellent services as online sales agents.
Keywords: entrepreneur, community development, scavenger children