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Dr. Jonas Nguh Recognized as 2018-2019 Commitment to Social Change Award Winner

The Center for Social Change would like to congratulate Dr. Nguh, a Walden Alumnus and faculty in the School of Nursing, for his continued dedication to leading action in helping women around the world achieve better maternal  and reproductive health outcomes!

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Jimenez as David A. Wilson Award Winner

We'd like to congratulate Walden's Richard Jimenez, Social Change Fellow and Core faculty member, for his 2017-2018 David A. Wilson Award in Teaching and Excellence, as recognized by Laureate Education!

Richard's work, "Lived Experiences, Perceptions and Expectations of Asian and Latino/a Online Doctoral Students" is the basis for this award. Visit here to see all the winners.

New Social Change Course--Critical Thinking for Social Change--Now Available

Are you passionate about a social change issue but unsure how to translate that passion into a research topic? Are you approaching your capstone without a clear topic in place? Or perhaps you would like to practice being more objective in your research and writing. CAEX 6100: Critical Thinking for Social Change is a new course launching for quarter students on February 26th.

Meet Walden's 2018 Social Change Fellows and Grant Recipients

Meet our 2017 Scholars of ChangeView their videos here.

2017 Here for Good Awards Winners and Honorees

Walden University Supports new "Defining Hope" Documentary 

  See the Documentary Trailer Here

Walden's Dr. Patty Costello publishes social change related children's book, Catalina and the King's Wall with Eifrig Publishing

Social Change Announcements

Walden Names 2019 Social Change Fellows

See how the recipients of our Research & Applications for Social Change Grant and Fellowship will make a difference in their communities.

Walden Officially Re-Certified as a Certified B Corporation®

On January 22, 2018, Walden University was officially recertified as a Certified B-Corp™ by the non-profit B-Lab®, demonstrating our commitment to transforming the world through education.

Laureate Named “B Corp MVP” in 2017

Laureate was named a “B Corp MVP” for 2017 by B Lab, the independent non-profit that certifies companies committed to using business as a force for good in the world.

In January 2018, Laureate and Walden University were re-certified by B Lab, which occurs as part of a rigorous process every two years.

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Hold The Date for March 8 Social Change Virtual Conference

Proposals due by Tuesday, January 22, 2019
A Social Change Challenge:
Water is Toxic, and Food is Scarce. What Will We Do?
A Virtual, Interdisciplinary Conference Series to Support Walden Scholar Practitioners in Their Collaboration for Positive Social Change
Conference Date:  Friday, March 8, 2019


For this interdisciplinary virtual social change conference, we invite scholar-practitioners, social change advocates, community partners, and our students, staff and alumni to contribute to a broad-ranging, conference-structured dialog that explores both the direct and underlying causes that contribute to the ongoing food and water insecurities that exist globally, and in, ostensibly, the most advanced and wealthy nation in history.

We are particularly interested in a robust exploration of these social change challenges from a cross/multi-disciplinary perspective, where we can seek to understand how various disciplines and fields of practice and inquiry can work in synergy to address potential solutions to our negative food and water insecurity dynamic in the United States.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.


Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Vice Provost
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. William C. Schulz, III
Director, Walden Center for Social Change

Social Change Events

Global Days of Service 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Global Days of Service events!

Participate in the Global Survey on Sustainability and the SDGs


Participate in the Global Survey on Sustainability and the SDGs

What is the Global Survey? The Global Survey picks up on expectations and opinions on matters concerning sustainability, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in as many countries as possible throughout the world.

Your responses are anonymous.  The survey is administered by the Government of Germany