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Widening Circles: Global Social Impact Program

Widening Circles—Global Social Impact Program

Program Overview

The UC Davis Widening Circles program enables students to explore new pathways for learning, sharing, connecting, and acting with purpose and humility in the face of global inequality and injustice.

The program includes an online curriculum, guidance from experienced mentors, peer-to-peer learning, personal reflection, multimedia storytelling and the option to pursue a virtual or in-person internship from a global network of 200+ social impact organizations.

This program will be taking place during Summer 2024 through a collaboration with Omprakash, a Seattle-based global non-profit.

Program Structure

This program combines the following core elements:

  • The EdGE Classroom, where students will engage with curated content, peer-to-peer discussion, and a structure for exploring and engaging with urgent social issues at home and away.
  • Periodic discussions groups where students will process your learnings alongside fellow students and EdGE Mentors. All discussions will be held on Zoom.
  • A digital storytelling platform where students will document their experiences, share ongoing reflections, and ultimately build a multimedia Digital Portfolio.
  • Ongoing engagement with your personal EdGE Mentor — asynchronously within the classroom, and also on occasional 1:1 calls.
  • Option to pursue a virtual or in-person social impact internship or volunteer experience social impact internship with an Omprakash Partner or through their own networks.


All UC Davis undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for the program.

Program Timeline

  • Program Dates: June 24August 2, 2024



Pre-Program Orientation


Program Start

June 24

Unit 1 (Pre-program Information) Deadline


Discussion Group Call #1 TBD

Unit 2 Deadline


Unit 3 Deadline TBD

Discussion Group Call #2


Unit 4 Deadline


Unit 5 Deadline TBD

Program Symposium


Program End

August 23

Registration Steps

Contact Information