Collaborating across disciplines to solve today’s most pressing social challenges.
Through UB's Social Impact Fellows program, advanced graduate level students from the School of Management, School of Social Work, School of Public Health and Health Professions, and the College of Arts and Sciences create social innovation in Western New York. Together, our students collaborate, address pressing social issues and make an impact on our nonprofit community.
The program has received philanthropic support from the John R. Oishei Foundation, Charles D. and Mary A. Bauer Family Foundation, School of Management Alumni Association, UB President’s Circle and several generous alumni and friends of the university.
"It was an extraordinary experience. Working on this project, I’ve found that we really need to collaborate and work with people from all disciplines relevant to the problems and issues we face in society."
— Ejura Adebayo, MSW/MPH student
Read how our 2023 Social Impact Fellows used their diverse perspectives to create change in Western New York.
The Social Impact Fellows (SIF) program prepares students to address social issues using principles of entrepreneurship and social innovation, during an eight-week summer internship.
For questions, contact Carrie Gardner in the School of Management (email@example.com); Krista Paszkowsky in the College of Arts and Sciences (firstname.lastname@example.org); Kristina Lazzaro in the School of Social Work (email@example.com); or Ariana Martinez in the School of Public Health and Health Professions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Interested in applying?
Visit the 2024 SIF Application today.
Across the globe, social innovation is rapidly growing, as companies, nonprofits and governments partner to tackle sweeping challenges. That’s the spirit that guides the Social Impact Fellows program—and benefits all involved.
To support the Social Impact Fellows program, make a gift to UB’s Social Impact Fellows Fund.