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Social Impact Initiatives

Social Impact at Stern provides opportunities for you to create shared value while banking real-world experiences, deepening your Stern classroom experience, and broadening your perspective and network.
 

PRL Swerve

*NEW* this fall 2015 semester - PRL Swerve is a co-curricular program that will help to broaden your mind as well as your professional horizons. Participants explore several of the PRL course themes in greater detail and cultivate their potential to create positive change in the world. Participating students engage in discussions in the classroom and in online forums, and they conduct interviews with organizational leaders.

Application for the fall 2015 PRL Swerve OCCO program are due by 5pm EST on Friday, 9/11/15. Apply now!

Social Impact Stipends

Since 2006, the Stern Undergraduate College has awarded more than 180 social impact stipends to Stern undergraduates who seek to create shared value by tackling 21st century real-world challenges. SI Stipend participants volunteer with nonprofits and government agencies, and explore the early creation of their own social ventures during every semester and break period. Apply.

2015-2016 SI Stipend Application Priority Consideration Dates:
  • Fri., 9/25, 5pm - 2015 Fall Semester cycle applications
  • Fri., 12/4, 5pm - Winter Break 2015/2016 cycle applications
  • Fri., 2/5, 5pm - 2016 Spring Semester and 2016 Spring Break cycle applications
  • Fri., 4/29, 5pm - 2016 Summer cycle applications
(See also Wasserman Center Internship Grant)

Undergraduate Book Club

Fall 2015 - Join us to discuss Christopher Browning's Ordinary Men. Discussions will occur on Wednesday, 9/30 and Thursday, 10/1 during common hour. Sign up here.

In partnership between the Undergraduate Social Impact and Advising teams, this student-driven initiative was piloted in the spring 2014 semester as a way to extend the intellectual journey that is initiated in Stern’s social impact courses. Professor Mark Brennan, the book club’s faculty champion, is passionate about helping students tap into their scholarly curiosity and broaden their intellectual horizons. 


 

"OCCO" - Org Comm Co-Curricular

OCCO participants have an interest in developing a clear understanding of and appreciation for “social impact”; connecting Stern to NYC via a social impact focus and explore the role of corporations as global citizens; and expanding capabilities to ably participate in furthering the development of social venture ideas – your own and/or others.

Application submissions for the fall 2015 OCCO program are due by 5pm EST on Thursday, 9/17/15. Apply now!

Social Impact Business Challenge (SIBC)

The SIBC provides the opportunity for undergraduate students to be a part of a learning community and to create "shared value" by developing business ideas that draw on concepts learned in the Stern Social Impact Core curriculum. 
 
FALL 2015 SIBC

The SIBC provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to be a part of a shared learning experience over eight weeks during the fall semester and a chance to learn how to develop social business ideas that draw on concepts learned in the Stern Social Impact Core curriculum.  In addition to the valuable skills building, community, and networking opportunities built into the Competition’s process, up to five finalist teams will be chosen to present to a panel of judges in December 2015 where three teams will be awarded seed funding for continued development of their ideas.  

Seed fund awards will include:
Up to $10,000 for the grand prize winning team;
Up to $6,000 for the 1st runner up team;
Up to $4,000 for the 2nd runner up team. 

Support: Through generous support from the Poses Family Foundation, and partnerships with Net Impact’s NICE initiative, the NYU Berkley Center, and Stern Organizational Communication and Its Social Context faculty, registered SIBC teams will have access to ongoing workshops, team-building events, networking forums, and coaching sessions throughout the fall semester. 

Key Fall 2015 SIBC Dates:
  • Tuesday, 9/15, 5:30pm – Net Impact Collaboration Experience “NICE” intro
  • Wednesday,  9/16, 5PM - Berkley Center’s Competition Kick-off, Paulson Auditorium
  • Friday, 9/18, 12pm – Email interest in SIBC to Kristy McCadden (kristy.mccadden@stern.nyu.edu)
  • Friday, 10/9, 12PM - SIBC Registration Deadline 
  • Friday, 11/13/15, 12pm – SIBC Application Deadline 
  • Fri., 12/4, 10AM – SIBC Final presentations, LC-25

BIP - First Year Impact (FYI)

The First Year Impact (FYI) program provides a forum for reflection and personal discovery through service and discussion. It augments the Social Impact Core, and is one of two opportunities available to Stern freshmen who are enrolled in a spring section of Business and Its Publics.
Information and the application for the Spring 2016 program will be available by mid-fall semester.  

BIP - Social Solutions Project Lab (SSP)

The Social Solutions Project Lab provides a small group of freshmen who have an interest in social entrepreneurship with an opportunity to research and develop business ideas that can create shared value. It augments the Social Impact Core, and is one of two opportunities available to Stern freshmen who are enrolled in a spring section of Business and Its Publics.

Information and the application for the Spring 2016 program will be available by mid-fall semester.  

Stern International Volunteers: GHANA (SOIM-UB.2000)

As a student in this Spring 2015 course, you will take a 3 credit seminar in which we will explore Ghanaian culture, history and laws focusing on the role of property, human rights and environmental concerns. We will consider the roles of law and business as agents for social change. 

 

Experiential Learning Seminar: Social Impact Consulting (MULT-UB.0103)

In this fall and spring experiential learning seminar course, teams of undergraduates apply lessons learned in the SI Core Curriculum while working with faculty mentors on consulting-based projects that produce value for nonprofit partner organizations.

Social Impact Council (SIC)

Working closely with Matt Statler, Richman Family Director of Business Ethics and Social Impact Programming, and Kristy McCadden, Senior Associate Director of Social Impact Programming, the SIC is a working committee comprised of concerned and involved undergraduate students who fulfill a crucial, on the ground advisory role for the NYU Stern Undergraduate Social Impact administration.

Social Impact @ Stern

Get involved. Create. Social. Impact. The Office of Student Engagement supports many student-led clubs that are grounded in service and social justice foundations.

Social Impact @ NYU

Get involved. Create. Social. Impact. There are plenty of opportunities to interact with the larger NYU community. Become a member of the Civic Team, participate in an Alternate Break, or help a child learn to read as a part of America Reads, America Counts. Visit the NYU Center for Student Activities, Leadership and Service to learn more about NYU clubs and service and leadership opportunities that await you.

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