Center for Social Impact
The Wooster School Center for Social Impact seeks to inspire and engage students in meaningful social impact learning experiences which empower them to enact social change through a lens of compassion, collaboration and social responsibility.
What does the Center for Social Impact do?
The Center for Social Impact is a program at Wooster which allows students to get involved with the community, and to understand the world outside of Wooster’s campus. Students meet every two weeks, or less, to have a ‘student led’ discussion regarding what they are passionate about and how the Wooster community can help. Often help comes in the form of fundraising for different recipients, such as Puerto Rico or Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, which received over $16,000 from Extra Life last year. In addition, the Center for Social Impact forms local partnerships, such as with Mill Ridge Primary School, and in other places such as Jamaica and Nepal. The Center also helps with topical issues by understanding current needs whether it is disaster relief, turkey drives at Thanksgiving or anything else.