Changemaker Week | September 18th - 24th
In September 2023, we celebrated Changemaker Week, a first-of-its-kind activation experience highlighting MDC's collegewide committment to changemaking. The weeklong conference took place across our eight campuses and throughout neighborhood communities, and engaged close to 4,000 individuals through 82 different events.
The aim of the conference was to raise awareness, engage community, initiate calls to action, offer professional development opportunities and support our Shark community in embracing its changemaker identity. Please visit our photo gallery to see some of the images from that exciting, record-breaking week.
You can make the world a better place by learning deeply about issues that matter to you and taking action to create positive change in those areas.
There are many ways to create change: volunteering for service, advocating for policy or systemic change, assisting with critical fundraising, proposing creative and innovative solutions, or running ventures that support social and environmental concerns. Whatever their path of action, changemakers thrive on keeping a positive frame of mind, an entrepreneurial spirit and the determination to work for the benefit of all.
As a leading institution, MDC has received the honor and distinction of being designated an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus. Learn what that means and how you can make change possible by working to create an “everyone a changemaker” world.
Being a changemaker is an advantage that you can leverage in your career. Changemakers stand out at work and make a difference in their community.
For Faculty & Staff
Make the most of your role as a changemaker educator by communicating your personal passion for positive impact and drawing on a variety of changemaking resources.
As extensions of our classrooms, community partners work with us to develop student changemakers, support their institutional missions, and model impactful collaboration for everyone.
Changemaking at MDC is a team effort. The Office of Changemaking Education and Social Innovation, is a collaborative hub that brings together three institutes, impact leaders and units from across MDC campuses, and a host of other community partners. Get to know our partners and institutes.