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Social Change News

Creating a Meaningful Life in the Aftermath of Trauma and Beyond Posttraumatic Growth

Webinar Sept. 27, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern

This webinar is for those who may currently be struggling with trauma, those who are trauma survivors and want to learn more, those who work with trauma survivors (knowingly or not, which includes all of us), and those who have yet to experience a significant traumatic event but want to better inoculate themselves against some of the trauma outcomes likely to be encountered when they too become survivors.



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!

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 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.

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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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.

Listen to Recordings of our Recent March 8th Social Change Virtual Conference




Real World Problems. Real World Solutions.


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, 11 am – 5 pm EST

Dear Walden Community,

Thank you for your interest in our recent virtual social change conference, which was held on Friday, March 8, from 11 am – 5 pm EST.  Our expert panelists and presenters lead us in a robust exploration and dialog related to the direct and underlying causes that contribute to ongoing food and water insecurity and quality problems in the United States and internationally.

To view the conference sessions, please use the links below:

We hope to establish working interest groups on a range of topics explored during the conference and will post those up on our Walden Social Change Action Network soon.

We are proud to feature our faculty, students, alumni, and guests as both panelists and presenters. A detailed agenda and links to specific sessions is available soon on our conference website.


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