News & Events

Newsroom

  • Students are exploring social impact dreams at Ross

    Students are exploring social impact dreams at Ross

    MAY 15, 2017 – In an article from Poets and Quants, released today, several students were spotlighted as examples of “Rising Interest in Social Impact at Ross.” Ariana Almas’ Social Impact Challenge experience and social impact MAP project reveal an abiding interest in making a difference.  Molly Hope’s and Mary …
  • Newsletter: May 2017

    Newsletter: May 2017

    Congratulations to This Year’s Summer Internship Recipients The Center is giving internship funding and support to 40+ students through the Summer Fund, Impact Corps, and new Preferred Internships. We extend a warm welcome to the 2017 intern cohort! Summer Fund: Peter Blank (MPP) City of Detroit Mayor’s Office Katherine Blessing …
  • Newsletter: April 2017

    Newsletter: April 2017

    Note from the Center As April arrives, we look back on the successes of the past academic year at the Center for Social Impact. In addition to record numbers of socially conscious students participating in the Michigan Business Challenge Impact Track and the Social Impact Challenge, we are marking the …
  • Eleven New Preferred Internships for 2017

    Eleven New Preferred Internships for 2017

    ANN ARBOR, March 16, 2017 – The Center for Social Impact at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with a number of organizations in Washington, DC and southeast Michigan to offer competitively paid Preferred Internships in 2017.  These internships …
  • “Innovation to Impact” Wins the 2017 Social Impact Challenge in Flint

    “Innovation to Impact” Wins the 2017 Social Impact Challenge in Flint

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANN ARBOR (March 15, 2017) — The University of Michigan (U-M) Center for Social Impact, in partnership with University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) Outreach Office announced the winners of the multi-campus 2017 Social Impact Challenge on March 15, 2017 at the Flint Institute of Arts. The top team …
  • Newsletter: March 2017

    Newsletter: March 2017

    Four Teams to Compete in the Finals March 15 @ Flint Institute of Arts, 4:15-5:30 pm The 2017 Social Impact Challenge reaches its exciting conclusion on Wed, Mar. 15, as four finalist teams deliver proposals for economic development and entrepreneurship in Flint, MI to members of the public and an expert …
  • 2016-17 Board Fellows Gain Insight, Experience

    2016-17 Board Fellows Gain Insight, Experience

    Overview The 2017 Board Fellowship program was one of our biggest and most competitive programs all year.  Students from Ross, Ford, School of Social Work, Public Health, and other programs developed project management and executive skills as board members of nonprofit organizations in Southeast Michigan. In addition to attending all …
  • Michigan Business Challenge Impact Track Winner Announced

    Michigan Business Challenge Impact Track Winner Announced

    Ann Arbor, February 17, 2017 – The winner of the 2017 Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track is AIM Tech, a developer of a safe, low-power infant ventilator system for use in the developing world. The Impact Track competition, co-sponsored by the Zell Lurie Institute, the Center for Social Impact, and the Erb Institute, began …
  • Newsletter: February 2017

    Newsletter: February 2017

    Innovative Strategies for Board Engagement It can often be difficult to create a thriving and engaged nonprofit board culture. In fact, a McKinsey survey found that only 17% of nonprofit boards believe that they are as effective as possible. Come to our Board Fellows Forum (open to the public) on …
  • Kladder: Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track Finalist Team

    Kladder: Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track Finalist Team

    Who are the team members? Jaymon Ballew Thomas Alston Lee Cumberland Codi Staples How did you decide your team name? Our team name comes from the term cladding, which is the process of bonding one metal to another. Tell us briefly about your business idea. Our venture stems from identifying the issue …
  • AIM Tech: Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track Finalist Team

    AIM Tech: Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track Finalist Team

    Who are the team members? Stephen John Aaron Steiner (@aaronsteiner) How did you decide your team name? AIM Tech is the short form of “Advanced Innovative Medical Technologies”. Tell us briefly about your business idea. Stephen grew up in Nepal, and witnessed firsthand the need for an affordable, low tech, low power …
  • Find Your Ditto: Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track Finalist Team

    Find Your Ditto: Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track Finalist Team

    Who are the team members? Parisa Soraya, @parisasoraya Brianna Wolin, @breezygfreezy Team: @findyourditto How did you decide your team name? We actually named our business with a thesaurus! We wanted to find a word to describe the feeling of “me too” and “I get it”, which led us to “ditto”. Tell us …
  • Sage & Grace: Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track Finalist Team

    Sage & Grace: Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track Finalist Team

    Who are the team members? Holly Price (MBA ’17) @sageandgrace How did you decide your team name? With an industry like the funeral industry, I felt it was important to have a name that did not directly trigger the negative feelings of death and dying. I have found that many of the people …
  • U-M startup pilots $10 grocery rides to Detroiters

    U-M startup pilots $10 grocery rides to Detroiters

    Jan. 23, 2017 – ANN ARBOR – Cart, a University of Michigan startup that connects people to healthy, fresh groceries, will offer $10 round trip rides via Lyft through March 22 at Detroit Meijer stores. Meijer is donating the other $10 it costs per ride, said Cart CEO Stacey Matlen, …
  • Four Impact Track Teams Advance to the Finals of the Michigan Business Challenge

    Four Impact Track Teams Advance to the Finals of the Michigan Business Challenge

    January 23, 2017 – Ann Arbor – The Center for Social Impact wants to thank all the teams and judges involved in Round Two of this year’s Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track! The competition has been very successful thus far, and the ten teams from Round Two of the Impact Track had impressive …
  • Newsletter: January 2017

    Newsletter: January 2017

    Calling All U-M Students! Register now for the U-M Social Impact Challenge Open to all U-M students, our 2017 Social Impact Challenge gives multidisciplinary teams the opportunity to tackle a live case statement, investigate a critical issue, and develop recommendations for mission-driven organizations. Top teams present to executives and city leaders for potential implementation and $2,500 in prizes. …
  • Center for Social Impact and UM-Flint to Collaborate on Flint Challenge

    Center for Social Impact and UM-Flint to Collaborate on Flint Challenge

    2017 Social Impact Challenge to Address Economic Development in Flint ANN ARBOR, MI – JAN. 4, 2017 — The sixth annual Social Impact Challenge will take place in Flint, MI and is presented as a partnership between the Ross School of Business’ Center for Social Impact in Ann Arbor and …
  • Ten Impact Track Teams to Advance to Round 2 of Michigan Business Challenge

    Ten Impact Track Teams to Advance to Round 2 of Michigan Business Challenge

    December 7, 2016 – Ann Arbor – The Center for Social Impact, Zell Lurie Institute and the Erb Institute thank all the teams and judges involved in Round One of this year’s Michigan Business Challenge! The competition at-large had a record-breaking 132 teams apply, and there were 37 teams that presented in the Impact Track. …
  • Newsletter: December 2016

    Newsletter: December 2016

    Impact Corps Info Session Today! – 5:30 – 6:30 pm @ R1240, Ross School of Business Application Deadline: Jan. 19, 2017 Learn about our signature program that allows students to work on high-level, sponsored projects for social impact organizations. If you are a Ross School of Business MBA looking for …
  • Prospective Ross students!  Watch this to learn about Social Impact at Ross

    Prospective Ross students! Watch this to learn about Social Impact at Ross

    On October 25, 2016, Ross Admissions (Son Nguyen), the Center’s Glenn Bugala and three students (Holly Price, Loretta So, and Aaron Steiner) spoke for a half hour and answered questions from prospects considering Ross and its social impact opportunities.   Over an above what the Center for Social Impact can offer, there …