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  • University of Michigan Collaborates with Detroit Economic Growth Corporation for 2018 Social Impact Challenge

    University of Michigan Collaborates with Detroit Economic Growth Corporation for 2018 Social Impact Challenge

    ANN ARBOR, MI – JANUARY 2, 2018 — The seventh annual Social Impact Challenge (SIC) features a partnership between the University of Michigan (U-M) Ross School of Business’ Center for Social Impact, the Ford School of Public Policy, and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC). The 2018 Challenge will be …
  • Net Impact Career Symposium – Dec 8

    Net Impact Career Symposium – Dec 8

    Net Impact Career Symposium: Shaping Passion into Action Sign up now for the 3rd annual Net Impact @ Ross Career Symposium. Learn about what a career with impact looks like from professions in the nonprofit and for-profit spaces, and hear practical advice to help you find the job that’s right …
  • Nine Impact Track Teams to Advance to Round 2 of Michigan Business Challenge

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

    December 4, 2017 – 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 over a hundred teams apply, and there were 35 teams that presented in the Seigle Impact …
  • Center for Social Impact Co-Hosts Two Speakers in Three Weeks

    Center for Social Impact Co-Hosts Two Speakers in Three Weeks

    November 28, 2017, ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Recently, the Center for Social Impact co-hosted Laxmi Parthasarathy of Ashoka on Oct. 26 and Evelina Fredriksson of People Improvement Organization Cambodia on Nov. 15. In an Oct. 26 event co-sponsored with Net Impact @ Ross – Undergrad, Laxmi Parthasarathy, Director of Global …
  • Newsletter: November 2017

    Newsletter: November 2017

    Seigle Impact Track – Michigan Business Challenge With a number of applications received, the Michigan Business Challenge is underway! The Seigle Impact Track is offered by the Center for Social Impact in partnership with the Zell Lurie Institute of Entrepreneurship and the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute. In November, a workshop was held …
  • Newsletter: October 2017

    Newsletter: October 2017

    Laxmi Parthasarathy – Media Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship Thurs, Oct. 26, 6 – 7 pm @ Ross B1590 Fake News, distrust in journalism, and misinformation are some of the trending topics of 2017. What do they mean? Why is the current state of media at an inflexion point? What are …
  • Newsletter: September 2017

    Newsletter: September 2017

    Business+Impact Is Underway During the coming year, there will be a series of engaging, participatory events with the goal of answering this question:  How can the Ross community—students, faculty, alumni, and partners—become the most progressive source of business solutions to the world’s biggest challenges? Please bookmark the first two events of this series: Nov …
  • Newsletter: August 2017

    Newsletter: August 2017

    We Can’t Wait to See You! Welcome new and returning students! We hope your summer was empowering and invigorating, because we have a lot of exciting work to do this year. We will continue offering opportunities in social entrepreneurship and nonprofit management, and we look forward to returning to Detroit for an exciting new Social …
  • 2017 Interns Gained Invaluable Experience

    2017 Interns Gained Invaluable Experience

    Overview In the summer of 2017, the Center for Social Impact had a number of internship opportunities with a broad spectrum of organizations.  Students from Ross, Ford, School of Social Work, Natural Resources, and other programs developed their skills while helping mission-driven organizations in Detroit and around the world. The …
  • Four Things U-M MBAs Learned about Social Entrepreneurs during Ross Open Road

    Four Things U-M MBAs Learned about Social Entrepreneurs during Ross Open Road

    by Glenn Bugala, Center for Social Impact AUGUST 4, 2017, Ann Arbor, MI – Three teams of Ross Open Road MBAs spent five weeks this May helping 14 social entrepreneurs across the U.S. with the business challenges they face. The program, in it’s second year, is showing steadily increasing popularity …
  • Newsletter: Summer 2017

    Newsletter: Summer 2017

    New Video Focuses on CSI Course, Internship The Center for Social Impact offers a unique opportunity for Ross School of Business students to gain deep exposure to the opportunities and challenges faced by social enterprises. The Impact Corps–Academic Year program is a combined internship/independent study experience for students to work …
  • 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 …