Part of being successful in the business world is being able to work under pressure and with constrained resources. Things aren’t always handed to you and you may have to MacGyver your way through certain situations.That’s why the Social Good Challenge is so valuable toThe Denver MBA program. This challenge forces students to look at business issues and brainstorm solutions without abundant funding or networks. Non-profits and social good companies are perfect examples of successful businesses with constrained resources. Students will be able to work with the following social good organizations and dive head-first into the nonprofit sector.
Art from Ashes exists to empower struggling youth by providing creative programs that facilitate health and hope through expression, connection, and transformation. AFA provides interactive programs that offer a healthy alternative to destructive behaviors for more than 10,000 young people struggling with abuse and violence, poverty, racism, depression, and low personal resiliency.
Growing Colorado Kids challenges children with farm projects that develop vital communication skills and reinforce the importance of cooperation and working together. The food grown is given back to the community by donating fresh produce to partner nonprofit organizations, SAME Cafe and Brighton Shares The Harvest.
The Denver Food Rescue saves good produce from farms and grocery stores that would otherwise end up in a landfill. They then redistribute it to organizations that work with food-insecure and low-income communities. Their hyper-local, resident-driven model allows us to reach hard-to-access populations, who might not otherwise take advantage of emergency food assistance.
EarthLinks works to form connections among people and with Earth for their mutual benefit. The founders noticed a deep hunger for connection and belonging in society, especially those of low-income in the inner city and homeless. By connecting these people with nature, EarthLinks hopes to relieve some of the isolation and alienation homeless and low-income families face.
At YouthRoots, it’s about helping communities. They select Denver’s most passionate high school students, bring in community leaders and experts to help them define their leadership style in a boardroom, assess community needs, lay out a plan, raise funds, and make grants. Students set the goals and do the work. YouthRoots gives them the support they need to be the community leaders of tomorrow.
The Denver MBA elevates students’ performance and effectiveness as an MBA graduate by designing our curriculum around real-life experiences. The Social Good Challenge gives students priceless experience. Discover sustainability/social responsibility, troublesome issues that nonprofits or NGOs face and other forms of social impact through real-world immersion.