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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 This Fall's Fellows

2021 - 2022 Fellows Program 

    The Do Good Accelerator Fellows program consists of an 8-week program. Fellows will be required to work 5 hours each week at the Accelerator. To achieve maximum benefit from the program, it is suggested that Fellows allocate a total of 10 hours per week to work on their project. Fall Fellows will receive a $1,500 stipend during their fellowship. Up to 10 Fellows will be admitted into each cohort.

    Spring 2022 Fellows Program Details
    • January 24: Spring Fellows application opens
    • February 6:  Spring Fellows application closes 
    • February 22: Spring Fellows begin
    • April 22: Spring Fellowship 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, $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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    Meet the Fall 2021 Fellows Meet the Summer 2021 Fellows Meet the Spring 2021 Fellows Meet the Fall 2020 Fellows Meet the Summer 2020 Fellows Meet the Spring 2020 Fellows Meet the Fall 2019 Fellows Meet the Summer 2019 Fellows

    Questions?

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