ChangeTheWorld.org (CTW), a program of the Center for Social Value Creation at the University of Maryland, is a nonprofit consulting program which provides university students with real-world business consulting experiences while building the capacity of resource-constrained nonprofits eager to run their organizations more strategically. CTW is led by Pammi Bhullar, Program Director of Experiential Learning at the Center for Social Value Creation.
The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub (CCS iHub) at the Sauder School of Business Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing at the University of British Columbia is a dynamic and supportive one-year accelerator program that brings together ventures, students, faculty, and the business and social innovation community to amplify the growth and impact of social ventures. The program includes co-working space, a workshop series tailored to the unique needs of social ventures, business coaching and advisory services, internship program, mentorship, and peer networks.
The Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD), in partnership with USAID, mobilizes the Duke community—in collaboration with practitioners, investors, policymakers—to identify, assess, build capacity, and scale the impact of innovative solutions, technologies, and business models for global health. Duke’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship, International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery, and Duke Global Health Institute lead the program.
The Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) is a massively scaled, annual partnership between a university and a city in which existing university courses are directed towards that city’s self-identified ‘real-world’ sustainability and livability projects. SCYP typically directs between 20-35 courses, engaging 500+ students across 10+ disciplines who give 60,000+ hours of creative thinking and problem solving. SCYP is based on existing courses, existing city work plans, and existing administrative structures of universities and cities, making the model highly replicable and adaptable. Marc Schlossberg co-leads this program as Co-Director of the University of Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Initiative.
The Sustainability and Social Innovation Residential Academic Program (SSI RAP) at the University of Colorado Boulder provides an engaging academic, social and interdisciplinary environment for freshmen students living in the residential halls who are eager to solve the world’s most challenging problems. Building on the residence hall culture, students take social innovation courses, develop their own social ventures, and meet outstanding social entrepreneurs. SSI RAP was founded by Professor Susan Clarke; its lead Instructor and curriculum developer is Francy Milner.
Swearer Sparks at Brown University is an online platform for the social innovation community to connect with one another and share ideas, experiences, and beliefs through the power of digital storytelling. The website’s multimedia stories are created by students in the Storytellers for Good program; together, the program and platform function as a dynamic storytelling and relationship-building machine powered by the Brown community. Swearer Sparks is led by Alex Braunstein, Communications Manager at the Swearer Center for Public Service.