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We bring together people who are passionate about social change and want to take action.

We have several ways for you to get involved, whether you’re a team with an idea or just someone who wants to make an impact.


Whether you’re 25 or 75, you can use your experience and expertise to help students make a positive impact.

We offer a variety of ways for you to work with students, meet other mentors, and continue your own growth in the process.

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We work with some amazing partners, ranging from small local businesses to international companies and organizations.

We’d love to discuss potential opportunities for your organization to help students innovate toward a better world.

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Join us and innovate toward a better world.

Welcome to optiMize.

optiMize is a community for people who are passionate about social change and want to take action.

Our Social Innovation Challenge provides support, resources and $100,000 for student teams to turn ideas into impact.
The community is led by a core team of students and supported by a dedicated group of mentors and partners.
We’re working with the University of Michigan to make real-world impact an integral part of the college experience.

Anyone is welcome, and no experience is necessary. We hope you’ll join us.

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