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Social Impact Initiatives

Forget the “OR” and embrace the “AND.”
As participants in these Social Impact programs, you will have opportunities to create shared value while banking “real-world” experiences, deepening your Stern classroom experience, and broadening your perspective and network.
 

Social Impact Business Challenge (SIBC)

The SIBC provides an opportunity for Stern undergrads to create "shared value" by developing a business that draws on concepts learned in the Social Impact Core curriculum. SIBC teams need not have a fully formed business plan in place in order to register. The winning team is eligible for up to $70K in seed money through the SIBC and the Berkley Center's Social Venture Competition. All SIBC team members must be enrolled as undergraduates at NYU; at least one must be a Stern undergraduate.

New in the fall 2014 semester: 
1) The SIBC will be a co-curricular opportunity for Stern students enrolled in a fall 2014 section of the 2nd SI Core course, Organizational Communication and Its Social Context (OC). This co-curricular program will be an opportunity for students to supplement and enhance both their in-class and their SIBC experiences.
NOTE: undergraduate students need not be enrolled in a F14 section of OC to participate in the F14 SIBC, nor is it a requirement for students enrolled in a section of OC AND participating in the SIBC to participate in the parallel co-curricular programming. The co-curricular program is an opt-in opportunity available to those enrolled in OC. (For more information about the co-curricular program, please see your OC instructor.)
2) We have partnered with Net Impact's "NICE" initiative (Net Impact Collaboration Experience) for this fall's competition to provide interested SIBC participants ongoing support, feedback, and community throughout the semester. Stay tuned for workshop session date announcements. 

Key Fall 2014 SIBC Dates:
  • Thurs., 9/18/14, 5pm, Paulson Auditorium - Berkley Center Venture Competition Kick-Off (registration recommended)
  • Fri., 9/26/14, - Social Impact Showcase (open to all undergrads; details forthcoming) 
  • Week of 10/12/14 - Registration/Intent to Compete Due (details forthcoming)
  • Week of 11/9/14 - SIBC Application Due (details forthcoming) 
  • Fri., 12/5/14 - Final Presentations (details forthcoming)
(See also: (1) NYU's Office of Sustainability's Green Grants program; (2) NYU Reynolds Changemaker Challenge .)

Social Impact Stipends

Since 2006, the Stern Undergraduate College has awarded more than 160 social impact stipends to matriculated Stern undergraduates who seek to use their business education to create "shared value" by tackling 21st century real-world challenges. SI Stipend participants volunteer with nonprofits, intern with government agencies, and explore the creation of their own social ventures during every semester and break period. Apply now for the fall 2014 semester.

2013-2014 SI Stipend Application Priority Consideration Dates:
  • Fri., 9/26, 5pm - 2014 Fall Semester cycle applications
  • Fri., 12/5, 5pm - Winter Break 2014/2015 cycle applications
  • Fri., 2/6, 5pm - 2015 Spring Semester and 2015 Spring Break cycle applications
  • Fri., 5/1, 5pm - 2015 Summer cycle applications
(See also Wasserman Center Internship Grant)

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.

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 Business and Its Publics.

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 Business and Its Publics.

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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