Social Impact Leadership Accelerator

Program Dates: March 4 – September 10, 2022
Application: The application for the 2023 program will open in the fall of 2022
Who Should Apply: Aspiring social impact leaders in the US and Asia (other locations will also be considered)
Location: Online training and local team project development

To let us know you are interested in learning more about the program and to receive a notification when the application becomes available, please fill out the interest form:

Interest Form

About the Program

The Social Impact Leadership Accelerator is a 6-month team-based training and project development course for social impact leaders who are looking for tools, structure, and support to turn their big ideas into a sustainable project. Through interactive training sessions with other teams across Asia and the US, independent team tasks, and individualized coaching, team members learn how to:

  • Collaborate effectively as a team
  • Identify their target community and project goals
  • Develop impact-driven programs with effective evaluation plans
  • Communicate their value to community stakeholders and funders

The Accelerator is part of VIA’s larger vision of an interconnected global community of project teams, startups, and nonprofit organizations all working towards positive social impact.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • At least three team members (3-5 is an ideal team size)
  • Comfortable with learning, discussing, and presenting in English
  • Each team member can commit at least three hours per week to participate in accelerator activities
  • Team members are comfortable with online learning and collaboration tools

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