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Walden University Center for Social Change

Social Change News and Events

Walden Names 2020 Social Change Fellows

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

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Walden Virtual Fulbright Association Chapter Plans Project in Haiti

Students in Haiti

Led by PhD student Nadia  Delanoy, the educational pilot will cultivate the essence of Fulbright with students in grades 9-12. Read more


CNO Academy Benefits Puerto Rico Children’s Hospital


See how Walden brought its social change mission to life at a recent Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Academy event co-hosted with AMN Healthcare.

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!

Black History Month

Interview with CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools

Dr. Denise Boston, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Walden University, spoke with Sonja Santelise, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, to discuss her leadership in education, accomplishments in positive social change, and to honor Black History Month.

Social Change Announcements

Doctoral Grad Named Community Champion

Dr. Shagranda Traveler, a 2019 Doctor of Business Administration graduate and president of the Divine Nine Alliance student organization at Walden University, received the 2019 Empowering Visionaries Community Champion of the Year Award from the National Black MBA Association’s Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter.

Traveler is vice president of talent and leadership development at Citigroup. She is an American Corporate Partners Mentor and volunteers with the North Texas Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, the Mansfield Independent School District and Chamber of Commerce, and other organizations.

Dr. Shagranda Traveler

Cross-cultural Collaborations Workshop

March 26, 2020

Embracing authenticity, humility, and vulnerability to strengthen positive social change

Build self-awareness to promote competency and gain new tools and insights about collaborating across cultures to infuse a more inclusive approach in your work to foster social change.

  Register for the Workshop

Walden Alumni Panel: “Leading Social Change”

Understanding your why, the importance of networking and building community, and learning to lead in social change were among the topics discussed by Dr. Hema Chaurasia, Dr. Rafael Matos, Dr. Crystal Francis, Dr. Tammira Lucas, and Dr. Sharon Hargrove Porter. The panel was moderated by alumnus and Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Walter McCollum.