Students for Proven Impact
IPA invites students at universities and colleges to channel their enthusiasm and activism and join the cause to fight poverty using proven solutions. There are many fascinating issue areas that converge through this initiative, meaning anyone passionate not only about eliminating poverty but also about aid effectiveness, randomized evaluation, behavioral economics, and evidence-based philanthropy will have many opportunities to learn more and make a difference.
Students around the world can involve themselves, their educational institution and their community by creating clubs on campus to hold events, plan workshops and/or conferences and organize fundraisers. We are also encouraging clubs to start up student volunteer programs to teach a curriculum module on poverty alleviation in local public schools. From Yale University in New Haven, CT to St. Stephens College in Mumbai, India, students are engaged in activities such as applied research on a new community banking program, workshops on design, analysis and reporting of RCTS and speaker series with local development experts. If this seems like something that could galvanize your peers, please visit the Students for Proven Impact portal to learn even more.
All students interested in forming a chapter are requested to register with IPA, in addition to following the standard procedures within their own college or university. Existing student groups may want to integrate activities focused on proven impact into their existing agenda. We are happy to respond to requests for information about activities, research possibilities and general questions.
Download our Student Toolkit here for more information on how you can get involved.
Click here to get involved now and register your club with the Proven Impact Initiative. Please allow one week for submitted materials to be received and reviewed by the Initiative Coordinator. We look forward to working with you!!