In 2014, Hamilton was designated a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, part of an international organization that promotes social innovation to solve society’s most persistent social issues.
Three dozen colleges worldwide have been designated Changemaker Campuses for being leaders in social innovation education. Hamilton’s SI initiatives support and prepare students to address persistent social problems. Programs include the social innovation fellows, innovation roundtables, and the Levitt Center Social Innovation Lab.
Levitt Center Social Innovation
The Levitt Center is headquarters for Hamilton’s social innovation efforts.
Arthur Williams ’16, a native of Jamaica, is creating a socially oriented agricultural enterprise called FreshLife that will enable Jamaicans to order fresh and safely grown produce sourced from rural farmers throughout Jamaica.
As a Levitt Fellow Tsion designed Youth for Ethiopia, a six-week program for high school students in her native country of Ethiopia that introduces students to social innovation and addresses the country’s social problems.
Mainali spent the past summer exploring the problems around educational inequality in Nepal — specifically the disparity between urban and rural communities’ access to educational opportunities and infrastructure.
Michael worked with Sarah Jillings, the assistant director of Outdoor Leadership, to develop a workshop about creating a vision and setting goals, which he ran multiple times at Hamilton and at regional conferences.
Zachary Pilson ’16
Zachary interned at Ashoka, a not for profit organization dedicated to supporting social innovators and entrepreneurs.
As a student, Nick was the Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Mohawk Valley, a local affiliate of a national nonprofit. Rebuilding Together is the largest volunteer home rehabilitation organization in the U.S.
The $400 million campaign marked the most ambitious fundraising initiative in the College's history.