Help Ross Make an Impact: Become a Partner in Our Impact Challenge

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Michigan Ross is looking for community organizations to partner in the annual Impact Challenge, which involves hundreds of Ross students in a special project with a social mission in Detroit.

Sponsored by the Sanger Leadership Center at Ross, the Impact Challenge takes a different form each year. Working with local partner organizations, the Sanger team develops an initiative to meet a community-identified need in Detroit that will also engage students in an intense and rewarding leadership learning experience.

Ross students in the MBA and several other degree programs work on different aspects of the challenge, which typically ends with a large, public event just before the start of fall classes. In this year’s challenge, Ross students collaborated with Detroit school students on projects for the Brightmoor Maker Space, culminating in a Mini Maker Faire at Detroit’s Eastern Market. In 2013, Ross MBAs put on a back-to-school fair for Detroit youth - watch the video.

Benefits of serving as an Impact Challenge community partner include the opportunity to apply the time, energy, and ideas of more than 1,000 Michigan Ross students as well as other Ross resources to solve an important problem or realize a big vision in your organization or community.

If you think you might like to get involved, please complete the community partner interest form by Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. And don’t hesitate to share it with others in your network as well.

Questions? Email rossleaders@umich.edu.

Community Partner Interest Form

Q-and-A for Prospective Community Partners

Image: Michigan Ross MBA students working with B-Moor Radio in Detroit during the 2015 Impact Challenge community event.

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