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Innovate NYC

This DO School program offers students from NYC universities a unique opportunity to launch their careers as changemaker.

Launch your career as a changemaker

You are a university student in New York. You look forward to a career of purpose and are committed to creating impact within your community.

If that sounds like you, then Innovate NYC is the right place! By bringing together NYC’s world-class higher education landscape in a ground-breaking collaborative format, Innovate NYC will equip you with the skills you need to launch a lifelong career driving forward social change.

Across seven months, you will explore entrepreneurial methods under the guidance of renowned experts and work together with the top social changemakers from other NYC universities. You will gain invaluable skills by developing and implementing a hands-on solution to a real-world challenge set by the City of New York.

Sounds exciting? Sound important? Then why not join Innovate NYC to start your career as a changemaker. See below for the Challenge. 

Students from the following participating universities are invited to apply: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Brooklyn Law School, Columbia University, The Cooper Union, Fordham University, Guttman Community College, Macaulay Honors College, The New School, New York University, and the Pratt Institute.

 

What you get

1

Real empowerment.

Innovate NYC enables you to become a social venturer after graduation. You’ll have gained hands-on entrepreneurial and innovation skills as well as the experience you’ll need to continue driving positive change in NYC and beyond.

2

Valuable connections.

You’ll be linking hands with students from all over New York to co-create a solution, exposing you a variety of invaluable perspectives and enabling you to experience the power of co-creation. Plus, you’ll be able to forge ties with some of NYC’s most renowned practitioners and the DO School’s mentor network.

3

A result to be proud of. 

Thanks to the DO School’s outcome-focused Method, you are guaranteed to have a tangible result after the 3-week Challenge.

Challenge

Our partners

Innovate NYC is supported by Newman’s Own Foundation.

Participating universities are: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Brooklyn Law School, Columbia University, The Cooper Union, Fordham University, Guttman Community College, Macaulay Honors College, Medgar Evers College, The New School, New York University & the Pratt Institute.

Community partners include the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and the City University of New York – Office of Research, Evaluation & Program Support.

By the DO School 501c3

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