The University of Maryland is one of 14 universities affiliated with Ashoka, an international non-profit promoting social entrepreneurship and evolution in business toward progressive, people-centric practice that can still be profitable. Social entrepreneurship uses business principles and skills to eliminate social or environmental issues in our local, national, or global community.
The Terp Changemaker team brings together students from across campus to design, launch, and grow educational and co-curricular programs in social entrepreneurship. Past projects have included College Park Impact: a design-thinking brainstorm helping solve local business challenges, Sustainnovate: a series of TED-style talks on sustainability, and Transform Your World Film Festival.
Social entrepreneurship is relevant to studies in all majors and there is room for all types of students on our team. Team members have the opportunity to operate in small groups on specific social entrepreneurship-related projects, work closely with the Center for Social Value Creation at UMD, as well as interact with Ashoka staff, international social entrepreneurs, and students at other Changemaker campuses across the country.For more information, we encourage students to email us at Terpchangemaker@gmail.com