Social Impact Leadership Accelerator

Program Dates: March 15 – June 14, 2024 (Calls on Saturday morning Asia time, Friday evening US time)
Application Deadline: Priority Deadline – January 14, 2024 | Final Deadline – February 4, 2024
Who Should Apply: Aspiring and active social impact leaders in the US and Asia (other locations will also be considered). The 2024 accelerator will focus on projects related to education, training, professional development, and leadership development.
Location: Online training and local team project development
Online Information Session: December 11 (Mon) 6:00 PM US Pacific Time (register to join on Zoom)

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About the Program

The Social Impact Leadership Accelerator is a 4-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

Speaker Series | 2024 Cohort

Join the 2024 Social Impact Leadership Accelerator Speaker Series June 12-14 to meet this year’s teams and learn about their diverse and innovative projects to create positive change in their communities. The event is free and open to anyone who is interested to join. Separate registration is required for each session.

  • Lead With Her: Empowering Women in Leadership
  • Melissa: Moving Towards Menstrual Equity
  • Addressing Myanmar’s Rice Farmers’ Challenges
  • Log In Safety: Promoting Digital Safety & Combatting Online Harassment
  • Lann: Building Pathways to Higher Education for Rural Youth

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