Thank you to all who attended our launch year celebration on April 22 with keynote speaker David Egner!
The Center for Social Impact is proud to bring the Community of Social Innovation scholars group to the University of Michigan May 15-17, 2015.
Blueprints for Pangaea, a medical supply recovery business, is the winner of the first annual Social Impact Track of Michigan Business Challenge!

Important Dates

  1. Jun 11

    Board Fellowship Program Information Session

    U-M Detroit Center
    12:30 pm — 1:30 pm
  2. Jun 22

2014 U-M Social Innovation Summit

Finding Purpose, Delivering Impact

Check out highlights from the 2014 Social Innovation Summit on Oct. 10, featuring entrepreneur and social innovator Aaron Hurst. Founder of the Taproot Foundation, Founder & CEO of Imperative,  Author of The Purpose Economy, Hurst is also a regular blogger for the Huffington Post and Stanford Social Innovation Review. Attendees explored their own purpose journey and engaged with social entrepreneurs and thought leaders.



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  • Neil Tambe BA ’09/MBA ’15

  • MBA Intern, City of Detroit Executive Office of the Mayor

  • Native Detroiter Neil Tambe, MBA '15, is deeply passionate about the City of Detroit and the pursuit of social impact. It was this commitment to the City that motivated him to serve as 2014-15 Co-President of the Detroit Revitalization & Business…
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Nonprofit Board Service

Board Fellowship Program

Prepare for mission-driven leadership and develop project management and executive skills as a board member of a nonprofit in Southeast Michigan such as United Way and Girls on the Run. Through this multidisciplinary program graduate students gain real-world insight into the workings  of a nonprofit board, contribute to an organization’s success, and build the tools to deliver social impact.


Ambassadors for Social Impact

Student Advisory Board

Be an ambassador for social impact across multiple graduate schools as part of a multidisciplinary student leadership team that advises on priorities and programming. The Center for Social Impact’s Student Advisory Board provides students with an opportunity to accelerate social impact and innovation at U-M and represent the student voice in strategy and decision-making for the Center.