Four seasons of social change to help you make a difference in 2017

Tree through the 4 seasonsMaking positive social change happen, whether around the corner or across the globe, has been at the core of what we do as Walden alumni, students, and faculty since the university was founded in 1970. From fighting bias in law enforcement and advocating for victims of domestic violence to ensuring access to education and protecting the planet, you are leading the way. A Walden education provides the knowledge, insights, and connections you need to effect real, life-altering change for those who may not have the voice or power to make those changes on their own.

This yearlong social change agenda gives you the chance to get involved—perhaps with a cause that you haven’t previously supported—and to learn more about how your fellow alumni are making a difference. We hope you’ll find ways to participate at all levels: building awareness, taking action, or even becoming an advocate.

Winter

Focus on Fitness, Nutrition, & Obesity

Woman in exercise room
Combatting the worldwide obesity epidemic

Focus on Domestic Violence

hands behind a foggy window
Shining a light on the impact of domestic violence

Spring

Focus on Environment

forest
Even the smallest steps help the planet

Focus on Mental Health

Silhouette with brain in a cage and a hand offering the key
End the stigma and increase access to care

Summer

Focus on Justice Reform

Officer arresting suspect
Doubt and truth are not enemies

Focus on Access to Education

teacher helping student
Inequality in education hurts us all

Autumn

Focus on Gender Equality

Image of a scale showing an icon of a man on the left and a woman on the right indicating gender equality.
Why it's not just a women's issue

Focus on Your Cause

Man and woman wearing volunteer shirts
Where do you want to make a difference?
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