Each year, a select group of graduate students in Taylor’s social venture accelerator, the Changemaker Institute, work tirelessly on Mondays, in the evenings and on weekends to propel their idea for social change into a viable and sustainable social enterprise.
Participants in the 6-month program deepen their understanding of the social issue their venture tackles, gain social entrepreneurship and business development skills, and work as a cohort to iterate their idea and build a sustainable business model. CI participants are either working to create their own social impact venture (such as a non-profit, program, student-run organization, or business) OR are focused on building a new and innovative capacity within an existing organization.
Viva la Musica uses music as a common language to focus on the needs and wellbeing of Spanish speaking immigrants in New Orleans.
Darianna Videaux Capitel & Abby Bernhard (Latin American Studies, MA)
Women in Global South draws an intersectionality lens to women’s leadership, voice, and agency in low- and middle-income countries and promotes womens’ participation in leadership and decision-making roles in the workforce and beyond.
Mehr Manzoor (Global Health Management and Policy, PhD Candidate)
The Child Labor Eradication Program (CLEP) is dedicated to eradicating child labor exploitation in Pakistan by empowering children with financial support, education , mentorship, and career building opportunities.
Tahmeena Fnu (Public Health, MS)