1. Newsletter: January 2015

    January 9, 2015

    Calling All Graduate Students!

    Make an Impact in Detroit

    The Center for Social Impact‘s annual Social Impact Challenge brings graduate students together to address a pressing social issue in the City of Detroit. Open to all U-M graduate students, multidisciplinary teams will tackle a live case statement, investigate a critical issue, and develop recommendations for mission-based organizations. Top teams present to executives and Detroit leaders for potential implementation and a $2,500 prize!

    This year’s Challenge focuses on creative redevelopment with a team of Detroit-based community partners and the City of Detroit.Team registration opens Jan. 16 and the deadline to register is Feb 3 at 9am!

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    Social Impact Challenge Preview and Team Matching

    Mon, Jan. 26, 7-8:30pm
    Ross School of Business, W0768

    Graduate students from all U-M schools/colleges with social sector interests are invited to learn more about the 2015 Social Impact Challenge and connect with other students. The event features small group activities focused on social change in Detroit and helping participants find teammates.

    Pizza and refreshments will be provided, so please RSVP.

    RSVP for Preview

    Learn About 2015 Self-Directed Internship   Funding Opportunities

    Thurs, Jan. 15, 3-4:00pm
    Ross School of Business, W0750

    Learn more about the 2015 social impact internship funding offered through the Center for Social Impact. Opportunities for business, public policy, and social work students are available through the Center’s Self-Directed Internship Fund.

    This year has several new self-directed options for MBAs that include up to $10K in funding for pursuing impact investing projects as well as internships secured throughQuarterback. Funding application deadlines are March 16 and April 16.

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    The Center is Hiring a Student Marketing Intern

    The Center for Social Impact is hiring a Marketing and Media Intern. This is a great opportunity to build practical, real-life skills for a career in marketing, communications or branding, while being immersed in the field of social impact. The intern will help build the Center’s online community and presence through content creation and administrative support.

    We are looking for a student with passion for social impact and experience with digital platforms, who brings strong writing skills, creative marketing ideas, attention to detail, and a desire to help build community.

    View Job Description and Application Information

    Watch Social Ventures Pitches at MBC Round 2
    Fri, Jan. 23, 1-5:00pm
    Ross School of Business
    The public is invited to attend Round 2 of the Michigan Business Challenge which includes 8 Social Impact Trackteams. Each team will give a 7 minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of judges’ questions. Top teams will be chosen to compete in the Social Impact Track Finals on Feb. 20 and win from $15K-$50K in total prizes!
    Social Impact Challenge: Registration Deadline
    Tues, Feb. 3 by 9am
    Save the date for Tues, Feb. 3 at 9am. This is the deadline to register your team for the 2015 Social Impact Challenge. All teams must be multidisciplinary. A team finder to assist with finding teammates, along with the team registration form, will go live Fri, Jan. 16.


    Internship Funding Opportunities:
    Jan. 15, 2015
    Michigan Business Challenge:
    Jan. 23, 2015
    Social Impact Challenge:
    Preview and Team Matching Event
    Jan. 29, 2015


    The Center for Social Impact provides students support and opportunities to design a pathway to become social impact leaders. Students in the Center’s programs collaborate with mission-driven organizations across sectors to develop innovative solutions to pressing social challenges.

    Matthew Nahan, MSW ’14
    Director of Development, Detroit Bus Company
    2014 Social Impact Challenge Winning Team Member

    Matt Nahan graduated from the School of Social Work in 2014 and is already making an impact in the field of transportation as the Director of Development at the Detroit Bus Company. It was his experience participating in the 2014 Social Impact Challenge that sparked his passion for transit as a critical equity issue, and ultimately shaped his career path.

    Read Matt’s Story

    McInally Lecture: The Power of One With Ndaba Mandela

    Mon, Jan. 19, 5-6:30pm
    Ross School of Business, Blau Auditorium

    Ndaba Mandela, Grandson of Nelson Mandela, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of Africa Rising Foundation will be the keynote speaker for the 2015 William K. McInally Memorial Lecture. A motivational speaker, political consultant, and organizer, Ndaba Mandela is dedicated to sharing Nelson Mandela’s voice and message of freedom with the world.
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    The Solution Revolution: A Conversation with Deloitte’s Bill Eggers

    Tues, Jan. 20, 5pm Ross School of Business, Blau Auditorium

    Join Bill Eggers, Deloitte’s Global Public Sector Research Director, and an internationally recognized authority on government reform, columnist, and author of seven books. Eggers will share thoughts and engage the audience to discuss how business, government and philanthropy can work together to solve big problems and create value.
    Event Registration

    Education xChange

    Fri, Jan. 23, 9:30am-5:30pm
    Ross School of Business

    The Education xChange will convene the U-M community, education and business leaders, and community partners to discuss the future of education and how learning is changing. The Head of Americas at Google for Education will keynote the Summit, which is hosted in partnership with the Office of Digital Education and Innovation, School of Education, LETSI, and the Design + Business Club.
    Event Details and Registration

    Part II of the Revitalization & Business Conference

    Thurs, Jan. 29

    Part II of the 5th annual Revitalization & Businessconference – a dinner held in downtown Detroit – will celebrate the successful completion of this year’s Detroit Impact projects. Dinner, drinks, and transportation will be provided and the night will include a special guest speaker.
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