Social programs


Program Highlights

VIA's programs engage participants in a well-rounded experience. Activities help participants explore model organizations, apply new knowledge and develop their own potential. Below are snapshots highlighting a few of our past participants' favorite experiences.

Visits to Social Sector Organizations:

During the program, you will have the chance to visit leading social enterprises in the San Francisco Bay Area. Meeting the people behind the organizations allows you to be exposed to the different innovative models that are working in the field. One of our participants' favorite organizations is Delancey Street Foundation, the country's leading residential self-help organization, where residents come with a history, often of crime and addiction, yet leave with a future and hope. You will have the opportunity to hear directly from residents who have gone through this transformational experience and also enjoy dinner at their social enterprise restaurant.

Social Innovation Workshops:

Our world's pressing social issues are extremely complex, and often times traditional methods do not solve the problems in an effective and sustainable way. Through workshops in creativity and design thinking, students work in cross-cultural teams and gain hands-on experience in developing innovative solutions. Workshops also help students gain a deeper understanding of social issues and adopt a social entrepreneur's mindset. Get ready to open your mind, gain many skills and have a great time!

Reflection & Dialogue:

Reflection is one of the most important pieces of making the most of new experiences. Many students have found reflection and dialogue time to help them understand and process their new ideas, challenges and mindsets more deeply. As we work together to cultivate a strong community of diverse and thoughtful changemakers, the space to reflect and hear each other's different perspectives is truly valuable.

Community Events:

The strong community that is created throughout the program is something that many participants treasure even after they return home. In addition to the great conversations and memorable moments that happen every day, one of the participants' most treasured experiences is the V-talk, where participants have 3-5 five minutes to share anything. Past participants have learned about each others' dreams, their life stories and their passion.

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