Impact Collaborative, an online program for young adults, will launch Session One in Spring 2015. The program, founded and directed by Carol Soules, combines local community action with engaging online course material, blog-based discussion sessions and live video reflection groups that connect participants from various geographical locations.
About the Founder and Director of Impact Collaborative:
Life has taken Carol Soules along a variety of paths, making for deep experience and broad perspective. For over two decades she worked with individuals, schools and community organizations as a counselor and organizer. She also home schooled her two children from elementary school until they entered college. For twelve years she has been a Senior Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she teaches Service-Learning courses and where, for four years, she has been the Associate Director of Civic Engagement & Service-Learning (CESL). At UMass Amherst she co-facilitates the CESL Faculty Fellowship program, working with faculty to develop courses that engage students with community organizations as part of the coursework. She also works with schools and community organizations to develop meaningful, reciprocal partnerships with the University and with student leaders who play an important role in connecting the campus and the community. Carol is passionate about connecting young adults with communities — locally, nationally and globally — to work collaboratively for a more just future.