Collaborating across disciplines to solve today’s most pressing social challenges.
Through UB's Social Impact Fellows program, MBA and MSW students from the School of Management and School of Social Work, along with graduate students from 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.
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 2022 Social Impact Fellows used their diverse perspectives to create change in Western New York.
The Social Impact Fellows program prepares students to address social issues using principles of entrepreneurship and social innovation.
For questions, contact Amy Bayerl, program assistant in the School of Social Work, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Carrie Gardner in the School of Management (email@example.com) or Caitlin Hoekstra in the College of Arts and Sciences (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.