University of Maryland Changemaker Campus

The University of Maryland, located just outside of Washington, D.C., was selected as one of the first Changemaker Campuses in 2008 for its commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship across all levels of the university. The Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC), based in the Robert H. Smith School of Business, has led social entrepreneurship initiatives since its founding in 2009, working with students, faculty, and external partners to create a better world through business principles. Leaders such as the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, based in the School of Public Policy, the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences, and the Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship prepare thousands of students to tackle the world’s toughest problems through philanthropy, data-driven decision making, and entrepreneurial thinking. Together, these partners have created interdisciplinary courses and programs that equip and empower UMD students to make their ‘Fearless Ideas’ become realities.

Changemaker Campus

Launched in 2008, Ashoka offers the Changemaker Campus designation to leading institutions in social innovation education. These institutions share the vision for higher education to become the next global driver of social change by transforming the educational experience into a world-changing experience.