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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

Apply for a Social Change Grant and Fellowship by Nov. 1

Grants will be awarded to applicants whose outstanding proposals reflect the university’s mission to foster social change through research and the education of scholar-practitioners, as well as Walden’s determination to uniquely effect positive social change worldwide.

Research & Applications for Social Change Grant criteria and application.

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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Social Change Events

Global Days of Service 2018

Watch for information about an event near you in October and volunteer!

  • Minneapolis
  • Baltimore/Columbia
  • San Antonio
  • Tempe
  • Atlanta
  • Maryland/Washington, DC

Learn more about Global Days of Service.

Register for Our Using Your Skills for Social Change conference on Thursday, October 4, 2018


Using Your Skills for Social Change conference on Thursday, October 4, 2018

Conference registration now open

Our Using Your Skills for Social Change conference will feature four sessions co-presented by Walden students and faculty. Dr. Bill Schulz, Founding Director of the Center for Social Change, will moderate discussion at the sessions, which include:

  • Crisis Management: Uncovering the Fourth Component of Student Success and Persistence

Presented by Athea Vanzant, Alvenetta Wilson, and Dr. Tina Pitt, COEL


  • Comfort During Chaos: Applying Skills to the Service of Others Exposed to Tragedy

Presented by Michelle Vincent, Michael Smith, and Dr. Kimberley Cox, CSBS


  • Polarities of Democracy: The Role of Theory in Effecting Social Change by Scholar-Practitioners

Presented by Suzanne Rackl and Dr. William Benet, CSBS


  • Synthesizing Research to Impact Social Change

Presented by Elizabeth Rodano, Dr. Donna Brackin, and Dr. Rebecca Curtis, COEL


  • Also featuring a Social Change Networking Hour hosted by Walden’s Career Services Center:  Share your social change interests while you network with Walden students, faculty, and staff.


Register now on the conference website to attend. The conference is online, free, and open to all Walden students, faculty, and staff. Contact if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!