Think Impact

Description Think Impact (formerly the Student Movement for Real Change) is a non-profit organization that connects American college students and recent graduates with rural villages in Africa to become social entrepreneurs.

Think Impact provides American college students and recent graduates with a unique opportunity—not just a chance to visit Africa once, but to begin a long-term commitment through its internship and fellowship programs in South Africa, Kenya, and Sierra Leone. Through Think Impact's Global Development Internships and Fellowships, young Americans are given the opportunity to alleviate poverty through a sustained commitment to social innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

Our philosophy is people-powered global development. Think Impact focuses on the next generation of leaders. We offer students the ideas, leadership, and capital to leverage social innovation and local community resources to alleviate poverty.

Based in Washington, D.C., Think Impact began in 2001 when Executive Director Saul Garlick was a high school junior. Since then, the organization has grown into a national organization with presence on 40 college campuses with 72 program alumni.

Think Impact
Related People Saul Garlick, Founder and Executive Director
Elizabeth Arkell, Events Coordinator and Policy Researcher
Contact 1807 18th Street, NW
Second Floor
Washington, DC  20009
Phone: 202-518-3923
Website (link opens in a new window)

Focus: Agriculture, Aid, Development, Education, Environment, Human Rights, Poverty, Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Africa, United States, Africa, Americas

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