Impact Corps – Academic Year

Program Overview

The Center for Social Impact is offering a unique opportunity for Ross School of Business students to gain deep exposure to the opportunities and challenges faced by social enterprises. By working alongside a leading Detroit-based mission-centered business, students will develop skills and perspectives important for balancing a social mission and achieving financial sustainability. Current students are treated as part of the organization in which they are placed, and receive ongoing feedback during the placement.

During its first year, 2015-16, the Center for Social Impact partnered with Rebel Nell and Dandelion to engage a select number of students with each organization in completing an individual 6-month project that was timely and relevant to each respective organization.

As of 2016-17, the Impact Corps Academic Year is being offered as a 3-credit course.  Read all about this course in this post from September, 2016.  Participating students may elect to continue their placement during the summer through a competitively-paid Impact Corps Consulting internship.


  • October 6: Social Impact Internships Info Session
    (additional program information will be available)
  • mid-October: Applications due 
  • Late October: Interview with selected organization
  • October – April: Onsite and offsite work with selected organization

For more information, contact Prof. Michael Gordon at