Action Research With A Mission


Last week, our 2020 Global Social Benefit Fellows (GSBF) presented their projects working with Miller Center alumni social enterprises over the past 10 months. When I exited their Action Research with a Mission Virtual Open House I thought to myself, “I just might have the best job in the world!” I trust you’ll be equally inspired by our video.

The fellows’ presentations highlighted not only their resilience but also their ability to pivot and to provide meaningful contributions while working in an ambiguous environment. They also learned that they could, even from thousands of miles away, create a value exchange with their assigned social enterprises, have an impact, and be part of the solution to end poverty and protect the planet.

Miller Center has launched the GSBF Endowment to drive our vision of providing action research with a mission to Santa Clara University students. We are almost halfway to our $10M goal for this award-winning program from which 12 fellows have been awarded Fulbrights and 3 have been selected as SCU valedictorians. Support for the GSBF Endowment will continue our tradition of excellence as we round the corner on the GSBF 10th anniversary.

Thank you to our remarkable student fellows! We are tremendously proud and look forward to watching all you accomplish from here! Thanks also to the inspiring social enterprises who hosted our fellows, and to the families and friends who encouraged the students on this exciting, albeit virtual, journey.