We Are Making an IMPACT
IMPACT is a measured approach to instilling in NU students a model of collective impact that creates systemic change through project based learning. It is a comprehensive and individualized service program, which places more emphasis on professional and personal growth versus a model that highlights hours of service.
At the heart of IMPACT’s mission is the advancement of the culture of civic and community engagement that exists at NU through closer alignment with the university’s Vincentian mission and Strategic Vision Commitments. The model accentuates career preparation and workforce development through service.
Broad integration of civic and community engagement into the university’s academic curricula leverages the expertise of NU professors and strengthen the mentor-mentee relationship between faculty and students. The interdisciplinary focus on addressing identified community shortfalls is designed to foster systemic change in the Western New York region and beyond.
The IMPACT Office empowers students to initiate change in the local Niagara Falls community through project based service opportunities. Programs and projects are designed with measurable outcomes that seek positive systemic change and improve quality for those we serve. Learn more →
Systematic change is uniquely Vincentian. It occurs on a multitude of levels and is ever evolving with the world. By instilling a needs-based approach, which acknowledges needs within the whole environment, we can affect change within communities with the highest needs. Learn more →
IMPACT THE COMMUNITY
Collective Impact is forged by collaborations between organizations, businesses, institutions, faculty, students and community residents to work toward a common goal leading to social change. Learn more →