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Learn, Grow, and Accelerate Your Social Impact Initiative

Do you have an idea that could change someone’s life? Are you working on a Do Good project or social venture that could benefit from coaching, programming, and/or financial support? You could spend a semester (or two!) exploring, testing, or scaling up your project or venture.

During the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters, we offer 8-9-week Fellowship programs, designed to support students where they need it most, as they work diligently to increase their community impact. The Fellows program provides students the space, resources, and opportunities to explore, test, and scale up their initiative. The ideal student for this program is one who is in the implementation phase.

Each week, students will spend time participating in 1:1 coaching sessions with field experts, engaging in workshops that provide insights to valuable tools and resources, and immersing themselves in group activities with their peers who are also tackling a variety of social issues.

Meet the Summer 2020 Fellows

Fall 2020 Fellows Program Details

  • Tuesday, September 15: Application closes 
  • Tuesday, September 29: Fall Fellows begins
  • Friday, November 20: Fall Fellows cohort ends

Expectations

The Fall 2020 Do Good Accelerator Fellows program consists of an 8-week virtual program. The program will begin on Tuesday, September 15 and will conclude on Friday, November 20. In order to achieve the maximum benefit of the program, it is suggested that you allocate a total of 20 hours per week to work on your project. Fall Fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend during their fellowship. 

Program Benefits

Coaching and Advising

One-on-one coaching sessions with the experts you need to answer your pressing questions and guide you forward.

Interactive Workshops

Engaging workshops that build diverse skill sets - from marketing and communications, to business model canvassing and more.

Community and Resources

Workspace, $1,000 in funding, dedicated time and group activities with like-minded peers to advance your idea.

Program Alums

Chelsea Brown

Diversifying philanthropy through the Black Mill Giving Circle

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Shivani Shah

Equalizing opportunity through after school programming for refugees

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Veeraj Shah

Transforming healthcare with his health bot app ChatHealth

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Questions?

Do you have questions about the program or applying? Email Kisha Logan, Do Good Accelerator Manager at kvlogan@umd.edu.