Students are invited to select one of the following prompts:
Meet Our Community Partners
Until No Animals Suffer on Factory Farms
Farm Forward is a team of strategists, campaigners, and thought leaders helping guide the movement to change the way the world eats and farms. Their vision looks beyond incremental suffering reduction on factory farms, towards the institutional and cultural change that will end factory farming. Read Farm Forward's Changemaker Challenge Brief (Available by August 5th, 2021).
Bayside Community Center
Addressing Food Insecurity in a Food Desert
Bayside’s mission is to empower our diverse community to improve its quality of life through services, education, and advocacy. Bayside offers a number of programs and initiatives focused on promoting community connection and economic self-sufficiency, a few them are food-related initiatives, among them: Bayside Environmental Learning Center, Food Production and Recovery, Garden Therapy and Tiny Gardens. Read Bayside Community Center's Changemaker Challenge Brief (Available by August 5th, 2021).
Changemaker Challenge FAQ
What is the Changemaker Challenge?
The Changemaker Challenge is the Changemaker Hub’s annual idea competition that invites students to employ their imagination, grit, and passion for generating ideas to address a current social challenge posed by local San Diego community partners. This competition provides students with the opportunity to work on an urgent challenge, acquire practical experience, transferable skills, and additional support building their idea. The winning ideas are adapted to create real change in the community, and students will have the option to continue with the pilot idea and network with these local organizations.
What are the Changemaker Challenge's rules for eligibility?
Update available Aug 5
What have been past Changemaker Challenge topics?
In previous years, the Changemaker Challenge has addressed topics related to waste (2012, 2013), water (2014-2016), equity and access: health, education, and housing (2017, 2018), and homelessness, displacement, and migration (2019, 2020).
By November 29, a panel of judges will select and announce the 10 best proposals from which the community partner will select the ideas to pilot in the spring semester. Students who submitted ideas to be piloted will receive a cash prize.
Do I have to use the prize money for the project?
Any award money will go directly to students who win, and the Changemaker Hub will fund the pilot projects for the ideas.
You are welcome to reuse and build upon any of your own previous work. However, we ask that you cite all the sources that you use, including your own.
Applications are due Monday, November 22nd, 2021 (midnight).
For any questions on the Changemaker Challenge or issues with this application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org