Attention Georgia Tech students: build a team of 3-8 students with a faculty/staff partner and join the Community Impact Challenge! The Community Impact Challenge (CIC) provides students an opportunity to develop their leadership capacity while working in teams to positively impact complex social issues. The challenge creates a fun and rewarding competition among participating institutions while also establishing a camaraderie that allows students to connect and think together about important social concerns. Using the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals to identify critical social issues relevant to the state of Georgia, teams will create a project to present at the Community Impact Challenge on April 21, 2018, at Kennesaw State University.
By participating in CIC, students experience the everyday challenge of becoming an engaged leader with their communities. Students focus on individual capacities recognized as critical for participation in today’s communities and organizations:
- the capacity to apply complex, systemic problem-solving approaches
- the ability to clearly communicate in written and oral formats
- the ability to effectively and collaboratively work with others in a purposeful and productive manner
- the ability to advocate and influence others toward engaging in actions that help improve our overall communities
Each team works with a designated faculty/staff advisor from their institution who serves as the team’s coach, to identify a critical social issue on which they will focus and register for the competition. In Spring semester, teams research, analyze and recommend actions that they can take to help mitigate the problem. Teams will represent their work and formally present their solutions at a statewide competition. The winning team will be rewarded for their achievement.
Registration and Payment will be due by January 31, 2018. The CIC toolkit will be released on January 8, 2018, which will guide your efforts in forming your teams of 3 – 8 students, and selecting your area of interest within the 17 SDGs. The toolkit will help your team identify a specific topic of focus for your application. As we head into the end of the semester, be thinking about putting your team together! SLS will sponsor 2 – 3 teams to participate. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
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