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Why Changemaking?

Our Vision

  • By embodying the belief that “everyone is a changemaker,” MDC is an active institutional agent of change, promoting a resilient community founded on an understanding of natural systems, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.

Our Mission

  • To promote the development of skills and perspectives that take people beyond ordinary limits to make positive and relevant changes for themselves and their communities, no matter how big or small. 

What is unique about changemaking at MDC?

  • Changemaking at Democracy’s College is defined by the belief that everyone can become a changemaker, and by a respect for changemaking in all forms, big and small. This broad approach to changemaking is consistent with the diversity of the community that MDC serves, and with MDC’s track record of turning that diversity into life-changing opportunity for its 160,000 students and more than two million alumns. Changemaking is who we are and what we do at MDC.

 

Meet Our Changemaking Team!

Impact Committee History

2019 - 2020

Co- Chairs:

Professor Catalina Aristizabal and Monica Darden

Members:

Leslie Alfonso, Jennifer DIptee,Alysia Dyer, John Frazier, Jose Guntin, Netica Kolitz, Anoush Mcnamee, Latosha Ramsey, Kendra Merchant, Janet Dowding, Zachary Glembin


Impact Committee History

2018 - 2019

Co- Chairs:

Professor Jose Guntin and Magdalena Cookie Rosell

Members:

Leslie Alfonso, Hannibal Burton, Cristy Calderon, Sandra Castillo, Kimberly Coffman, Monica Darden, Jennifer Diptee, Alysia Dyer, John Frazier, Michelle Grant-Murray, Vellisse Grimes, Jose Guntin, Netiva Kolitz, Todd Lee, Michael Matthiesen, Latosha Ramsey

 

What is Changemaking?

Changemakers thrive on turning ideas into positive change, whether big or small. Changemakers are students like you. They take action. They make the world a better place for themselves and for others. You can do it at your own pace. And you can focus on what you care about most. At MDC we want all students to discover their changemaking powers. It’s fun for you. And it’s great for the community.

Changemaking happens when your desire for positive change intersects with your ability to make change happen. To be a changemaker, you need to want positive change, and you need to have the right set of skills and mindsets to help make that change happen.  

"Let's Talk Change" Panel Discussion

Kendall Campus, CHANGEMAKER DAY April 22, 2018

"Let's Talk Change" Panel Discussion

Kendall Campus, CHANGEMAKER DAY April 22, 2018

Kendall Campus, CHANGEMAKER DAY April 22, 2018

"Let's Talk Change" Panel Discussion

Kendall Campus, CHANGEMAKER DAY April 22, 2018

Gratitude Letter Writing

Kendall Campus, CHANGEMAKER DAY April 22, 2018

Random Acts of Kindness

Kendall Campus, CHANGEMAKER DAY April 22, 2018

Gratitude Letter Writing

Kendall Campus, CHANGEMAKER DAY April 22, 2018

"Stare into the Eyes of a Stranger"

Kendall Campus, CHANGEMAKER DAY April 22, 2018

"Stare into the Eyes of a Stranger"

Kendall Campus, CHANGEMAKER DAY April 22, 2018

Kendall Campus, CHANGEMAKER DAY April 22, 2018

Kendall Campus, CHANGEMAKER DAY April 22, 2018

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Styrofoam Campus Removal

MDC Alumni Foundation story January 2019

MDC goes Styrofoam free thanks to these students!

As president of MDC’s environmental sustainability student group, the Yes Club, Maria Parra spearheaded an effort three years ago to ban Styrofoam containers from MDC’s eight campuses. She rallied the support of the College to begin offering sustainable alternatives. When Maria graduated last year, her peers carried the cause forward, signing petitions and working with College staff to negotiate new contracts with external service providers. Today their work has paid off.


Faculty Changemakers Spotlight Corner

Professor John Frazier (goes by Frazier)

Arts and Philosophy Department

 jfrazier@mdc.edu

Professor Anouchka Rachelson,

World Languages EAP 1586 (Advanced Reading/Speech/Listening1)

arachels@mdc.edu

Professor Jose Guntin, Psychology

jguntin@mdc.edu,

Dr. Rahnuma (Rah) Ahsan, School of Business, Supervision and Management Program    

rahsan@mdc.edu

Dr. Richard Sarabia, School of Business, Supply Chain Management Program

  rsarabi1@mdc.edu

Ray Morales,Arts and Philosophy, Food Insecurities and the Arts

rmorale1@mdc.edu