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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.

2022 - 2023 Fellows Program

The Do Good Accelerator Fall Fellows program will consist of an eight-week schedule. The Fall Fellows program is open to all current UMD students. If you are a current UMD at College Park student, you are eligible to apply. 

Fall Fellows Program Details 

Fall Fellows will be required to work two 2.5-hour days each week at the Do Good Accelerator, located in College Park, MD. Fellows will receive a $1,500 stipend upon completion of their fellowship.


  • August 15: Application opens
  • September 18: Application closes
  • September 26: Program begins
  • November 18: Program ends 

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, $3,000 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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Do you have questions about the program or applying? Email Kisha Monroe, Do Good Accelerator Manager at