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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 social 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 with space, resources and opportunities to transform their ideas into impact.

Each week, students will spend time participating in 1:1 coaching sessions, working independently on their projects, and participating in developmental activities and programs that provide insights to valuable tools and resources such as workshops, panel discussions, and other community events that increase project development and impact.

2023-2024 Do Good Accelerator Fellows are powered in part by the generous support of The Allstate Foundation. The Allstate Foundation empowers youth to serve and improve communities. We do this by providing youth with opportunities and resources that enable them to serve and preparing adults to support their service journey.


Summer 2024 Program Details and Dates

The Accelerator Fellows program is open to all current University of Maryland, College Park students. The ideal student for this program is one who is in the implementation phase. 

Summer Fellows are required to work two eight-hour days each week at the Accelerator and will receive a $4,000 stipend during their fellowship.

  • March 1: Application Opens
  • April 28: Application Closes
  • June 3rd: Program Begins
  • July 26: Program Ends 

Program Benefits

  • Coaching and Advising: One-on-one coaching sessions.
  • WebinarsWorkshops: Engaging workshops that build diverse skill sets. 
  • Community and Resources: Workspace, $2,000 in funding, dedicated time participating in developmental activities and group activities with like-minded peers to advance your idea.

Program Alums

Meet the Fall 2023 Fellows 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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