The Impact Labs program gives students meaningful insight and facilitates student exploration of various approaches to having social and environmental impact in the world. Students, often in partnership with a classmate, are paired with mentors at organizations to gain exposure to nonprofit board governance, impact funding, and/or shared value. Students participate in meetings and activities designed to highlight the core business activities of each field and work for the organizations on a project that brings value to their host. The program allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-world organizational challenges and develop tools for their future careers and community leadership.
The Impact Labs associate experience is a reciprocal one: students bring a fresh perspective to an organization and a desire to make a positive impact through a project; host organizations bring passion for their mission and deep experiences in their fields. The program includes the following components:
Please note: Participants must remain in good academic standing throughout the Impact Labs commitment.
What are the Key Benefits of the Program?