Our primary program is the optiMize Social Innovation Challenge. It's an incubator for student-led projects. Whether students have lots of prior experience or none at all, our supportive community helps them take their next steps.
Projects can receive up to $20,000 — we awarded a total of $215,000 in 2018.
Members of the Core Team don't work on their own self-directed projects, but instead work to support the projects of hundreds of their peers. This is a crucial part of our community and Core Team members often become the best-known leaders in optiMize.
(Note: if you're a first year student, weekly time commitment is flexible. We have a history of helping first year students thrive, and we'll work with you to find the right time commitment for you and make sure you don't feel overwhelmed!)
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to reach out! We'd love to talk with you. Please email us at email@example.com and we'll get back to you soon :)
Applications are due by October 11 at 11:59pm.