Taylor provides programming for Tulane students, faculty, and staff as well as the community. Student programs consist of several co-curricular organizations, competitions, workshops, and fellowships.
Taylor has partnered with Housing and Residence Life (HRL) to launch the Changemaker Residential Learning Community (RLC). Students selected to participate in the Changemaker RLC will play an integral role in cultivating the community’s atmosphere and strengthening the culture of changemaking on campus. Changemaker RLC is a community of open-minded and motivated students who want to create change on their hall, at Tulane, and in New Orleans.
Ignite is a pre-orientation program that connects first-year students to people, resources, and opportunities to help them become agents of change at Tulane, in New Orleans, and around the world.
Gain real-world experience by interning with a local socially innovative organization. For-credit internships are available via enrolling in SISE 4560. Students may also participate in a non-credit internship.
Taylor offers career development programs and workshops for both undergraduate and graduate students to explore socially conscious career pathways.
Changemaker Institute is a student-led venture accelerator that helps students transform their ideas for social change into sustainable ventures and potential careers.
Design Thinking Mindset Workshops help students, staff, and faculty learn and practice specific ways of being that are central to the design thinking process. While the Human-Centered Design (HCD) crash course takes participants through a compressed design thinking cycle, the Fast 48 bootcamp gives participants an immersive experience to convey practical skills in HCD and related tools.
The Taylor Center advises and supports many student organizations, groups, and ventures that help students develop their skills as changemakers.
Taylor Center Student Fellows work closely with the Taylor Center faculty and staff to engage Tulane students in academic and co-curricular activities in social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and design thinking.