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The Do Good Institute’s inclusive and build-your-own path approach is centered around the understanding that all students have the capacity to do good in a meaningful way.

The University of Maryland is home to the nation's first Do Good campus and engages students from orientation to graduation in Do Good events, projects, courses and academic programs that help grow your knowledge, expertise and experience in nonprofit management, philanthropy, social innovation and civic engagement.

Our current programs include the following:

Share your social impact and compete for a chance to win a share of more than $20,000

Students from across campus spend the year advocating, fundraising, volunteering and developing solutions for pressing social issues. The Challenge culminates in a Finals event where six teams pitch their project or venture and the impact they've made for the chance to win a share of more than $20,000.

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Learn how you can be a Changemaker at the University of Maryland!

ChangeMaker Pathways is a 5-week experiential program primarily for first-year, second-year or transfer students. Explore ways that you can Do Good in your personal, professional and educational life through interactive and discussion-based workshops.

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Strengthening the social impact sector with emerging student leaders

Impact Interns is designed to provide social impact organizations with knowledgeable and skilled interns and to provide emerging student leaders with meaningful opportunities to gain professional experience in the social impact sector, develop skills, build a professional network and learn about local community needs.


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Custom Support and Programing to Advance Your Impact

This signature program provides customized support and financial resources to students and alumni looking to extend their reach and create a larger social impact. Scale Your Impact is seeking groups who have already begun implementation, have had success to date, and are ready to scale.

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