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Learn, Grow and Accelerate Your Social Impact Initiative

Do you have an idea that could change someone’s life, our environment or our future? Are you working on a 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 at the Do Good Accelerator.

We offer an 8-week program during the fall, spring and summer semesters, designed to support students where they need it most, as they work diligently to increase their impact. The Accelerator Fellows program provides students the space, resources and opportunities to transform their ideas into impact.

Each week, students 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.

Fall 2023 Program Details and Dates

The Accelerator Fellows program is open to all current UMD students. The ideal student for this program is one who is in the implementation phase. If you are a current University of Maryland, College Park student you are eligible to apply. 

Fall Fellows will be required to work two days each week at the Accelerator. Fall Fellows will receive a $1,500 stipend during their fellowship.

Fall Program Dates

  • October 2: Program begins
  • November 30: Program ends 

The next opportunity to apply will be for the Spring Fellows program. Applications will open later this fall. 

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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Meet the Spring 2023 Fellows Meet the Fall 2022 Fellows Meet the Summer 2022 Fellows Meet the Spring 2022 Fellows


Do you have questions about the program or applying? Email Kisha McNeill, Do Good Accelerator Manager at


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