become a social impact leader

Social Impact Leadership for Sustainable Peace

The U4C Social Impact Leadership for Sustainable Peace Program is designed to empower young citizens to contribute toward a peaceful and sustainable world by creating lasting positive change in their own communities using the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework.  This program will train participants in leadership skills based on values such as compassion, tolerance and social responsibility.  As the United Nations has stated: “There can be no sustainable development without peace, and no peace without development.”  

This is a unique training opportunity for young global citizens to become effective leaders and explore essential skills and abilities to design, implement and evaluate projects with the purpose of maximizing social impact towards sustainable peace. Social Impact Leaders will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to develop effective social change strategies, build resources through collaboration, and leverage the ingenuity, creativity, and resolve of beneficiaries.

U4C’s SIL for Sustainable Peace graduates will be exposed to a network of people who are genuinely interested in addressing some of the most serious challenges to humanity that are the result or are created by conflicts.

Participants will:

  • Develop critical thinking and social competences;

  • Use their creativity and gain confidence to maximize social impact;

  • Turn their ideas into action;

  • Gain hands-on experience in the design and implementation of social impact projects;

  • Develop the skills needed to become effective social impact leaders.

  • Be between 18-26 (exceptions considered).

  • Be a member of Rotary International, Interact or Rotaract in the Greater Houston Area  OR have participated in the NewGen Peacebuilders Peace Conference, Houston in February 2019 OR be a student/young professional passionate about global development and peace. 


  • Have curiosity about and interest in global development and peace.  

  • Willingness to commit 2 Saturdays in Fall 2019 

  • Have the ability to work in teams.

  • Good written and spoken English.


October 12th, 2019 and November 2nd, 2019

Both Saturdays from 8:30 am – 5:30pm

Location: Virtual and Face-to-Face optional in Houston and Hobbs


Cost: $1,000/participant (includes material and meals)

Following a competitive application, only a few accepted participants will receive a Full Scholarship.