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Hub Event: Social Impact Fair

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
6:00-8:00 PM
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Join us for the sixth annual Social Impact Fair, a dedicated forum for LSA students interested in taking action on social, environmental, and political issues that are defining our world today. In collaboration with the Great Lakes Theme Semester, this year’s Social Impact Fair will include organizations and projects responding to issues affecting the Great Lakes, and provide opportunities for students to get involved in these efforts as volunteers, interns, and staff!

You should attend this event if you are:
- An LSA undergrad
- Interested in social justice or environmental advocacy
- Looking to build connections with professional and student organizations, including nonprofits and companies focused on human rights, social justice, education, public health, and the environment
- Seeking volunteer, internship, research, or job opportunities

What you’ll gain by attending:
- Discover organizations on the frontlines of social and environmental issues like Habitat for Humanity, SafeHouse, Community Action Network, Great Lakes Now, and the National Wildlife Federation
- Learn about volunteer, internship, and job positions
- Attend 10-minute Lightning Talks to learn about the Great Lakes microbiome crisis, efforts to preserve Indigenous lands and native plants, media coverage of Great Lakes issues, and ways you can get involved in Great Lakes protection initiatives
- Connect with Hub coaches to get support in applying to social and environmental impact positions
- Master using the Opportunity Network to apply for internship opportunities with on-site tutorials and Hub staff support

RSVP now to receive timely updates and insider information that’ll help you make the most out of the event.

The Opportunity Hub aims to deliver inclusive and accessible experiences and welcomes all LSA students to participate. This event is on the second floor of a wheelchair accessible building which includes wheelchair-accessible restrooms on the second floor, a gender-inclusive and accessible restroom on the third floor, places to sit or stand during the event, and accessible parking options nearby on Fletcher Street. CART will be provided during the lightning talks and the event program is available in a digitally accessible format.

To request additional accommodations, please complete our Accommodations Request Form at or contact Jessica McCuaig at or 1 (734) 615-2772.

Organizations Attending:
- Inland Seas Education Association
- Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels
- Starfish Family Services
- Growing Hope
- Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan
- Clean Water Action
- North Star Reach
- Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
- Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
- Corner Health Center
- UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
- Community Action Network
- Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County
- Great Lakes Now
- Flagship Niagara League
- National Wildlife Federation
- Give Merit
- SafeHouse Center
- Ann Arbor Film Festival
- American Red Cross
- Brilliant Detroit
- Girls Scouts Heart of Michigan
- Peace Corps
- Alternatives for Girls
- Spera Recovery Center (Dawn Farm)
- Ann Arbor YMCA
- Focus: HOPE

U-M Departments and Programs Attending:
- Great Lakes Theme Semester (Co-Sponsor)
- English Department
- Community Action and Social Change Undergraduate Minor
- LSA Psychology
- Psychology - Project Outreach
- Semester in Detroit
- Edward Ginsberg Center
- LSA Sociology Department
- Barger Leadership Institute
- English Language Institute

Student Organizations Attending:
- Paani
- Student Community of Progressive Empowerment (SCOPE)
- Detroit Entrepreneurship Network
- Net Impact
- Wolverine Support Network
- Planet Blue Student Leaders
- Epsilon Eta Professional Environmental Fraternity
- La Casa
- United Asian American Organizations (UAAO)
- Climate Action Movement
Building: Michigan League
Event Type: Fair / Festival
Tags: Career, Education, Environment, First-generation, Professional Development, Public Health, Social Impact
Source: Happening @ Michigan from LSA Opportunity Hub, Great Lakes Theme Semester