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Discover how the Center for Social Impact prepares and inspires leaders to address complex social challenges, with a focus in Detroit.


The Center for Social Impact provides U-M students with practical skills and insights to tackle complex social challenges and catalyze a career in social impact.

Action-based programs give future leaders multidisciplinary and cross-sector opportunities for social impact with mission-driven organizations. The Center also hosts events to promote collaboration and inspire dialogue that accelerates social innovation on campus and in the community.

Faculty across the university  are leading the way in the social impact field, and Center staff work closely with faculty, other U-M staff, and partner organizations to support student learning. The Center holds a close partnerships across multiple schools as well.

Center for Social Impact Student Liaisons play an integral role in shaping the strategic direction of the Center and educating students about social impact opportunities.

Connect with us to find out about events and opportunities on campus and hear perspectives on social impact and innovation! Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed and learn about students and alums who are delivering social impact in Michigan and around the world.