At the University of Maryland, we are equipping and empowering a Do Good generation to apply their passions and ideas to make a positive impact in the world today.
Do Good Accelerator
The Do Good Accelerator is a collaborative space on campus that supports and helps to scale up students' innovative solutions to our world's most pressing challenges. The accelerator offers a number of training, development and networking opportunities to enable promising nonprofits, projects and socially-minded businesses the chance to grow their reach and impact.
Do Good Ambassadors
The Do Good Ambassadors program is a coalition of passionate undergraduate students who are engaged across campus and dedicated to doing good – whether it’s through volunteering with an organization, creating a social venture, or anything in between. Ambassadors will act as the student voices of the Do Good Institute, coming together to inspire fellow Terps to get involved on and off campus.
Do Good Challenge
The annual Do Good Challenge inspires students to make a difference for the issues, ideas, and communities they care about. Students from across campus spend the year advocating, fundraising, volunteering, and developing solutions for pressing social issues.
Do Good Mini-Grants
Receive up to $500 to support your social impact project or venture! The Do Good Mini-Grant provides funding for the development and implementation of student-led, student-run proposals which aim to create a positive social or environmental impact.
A unique feature of our work is a global philanthropy and NGO leadership effort. This growing area immerses and engages graduate and undergraduate students in major international philanthropic and NGO leadership issues throughout the world. Through a variety of learning and development experiences, students are equipped to make a significant difference around the globe. The program offers multiple compelling field-based abroad experiences offered through the School of Public Policy.
Today’s college students are more passionate about social issues than ever before and are looking for ways to get involved and make a difference. As a result, demand for social impact education and experiences is at its highest point in decades, but opportunities to get involved are not widely available on most college campuses. That's where we come in.
We believe that all students, regardless of their background, field of study or interests, are capable of creating effective change, making a powerful impact and innovating creative solutions to our world’s most pressing challenges.
We’re not just motivating students to do good. We’re equipping them with the skills, experiences and resources that result in a lifelong commitment to social impact.
The University of Maryland is uniquely qualified to educate and inspire the next generation of community and nonprofit leaders. I believe the unique opportunities created by the Do Good programs will change the lives of students who in turn will make positive change in our State in ways we cannot even imagine.
Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. Maryland Senate President
Do Good Institute Programs and Research