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Danbury's Wooster School Launches Center For Social Impact And Innovation

Matt Honeycutt is Director of Advancement at Wooster School in Danbury.
Matt Honeycutt is Director of Advancement at Wooster School in Danbury. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. -- The Wooster School in Danbury has established the Center for Social Impact and Innovation, which is designed to help students think and engage in social actions that will positively impact their lives and the lives of others.

The center will serve as a resource for students interested in developing the skills and dispositions of social entrepreneurs. An integral component of this effort will be the Wooster School Social Impact Fund. Through the center, students will learn to evaluate and address social issues and challenges by investing in individuals or organizations already at work on creating solutions.

The ultimate goal is to also have Wooster students fund their own solutions and put them to work. Learning from philanthropists, leaders in the not-for-profit sector and other social entrepreneurs, the students will have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of people and communities beyond the borders of Wooster.

The center will also be the clearinghouse for community service opportunities and student-led fundraising. Through the center, students -- and eventually Wooster parents and alumni -- will be able to access opportunities for community service throughout the year, and local organizations will be able to request volunteer help from the Wooster community.

To learn more about the plans for the Center for Social Impact and Innovation, visit woosterschool.org/centerforsocialimpact .

Community members, students, parents and alumni interested in getting involved should contact Matt Honeycutt at matt.honeycutt@woosterschool.org .

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