Oxfam CHANGE Leaders Initiative
If you are committed to social justice, and want to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice, join Oxfam by becoming a CHANGE Leader on your campus.
Oxfam will support your efforts with leadership and skills training, resources, and year-long support. You in turn will bring Oxfam’s mission to life on your campus through teach-ins, panels, research projects, class curriculum, special events, campus clubs, and more.
Each year, Oxfam brings together a select group of 50 student leaders. Together, they learn how to transform their passion for the issues into meaningful action on campus and in their communities, joining a network of like-minded students around the country. Past CHANGE Leaders have gone on to work for members of Congress, start their own nonprofit organizations, and pursue social justice careers worldwide.
CHANGE is Oxfam America’s program that provides leadership and advocacy training to prepare university students to promote social change locally and globally. The yearlong program kicks off with a weeklong training in the summer training for all accepted students, called CHANGE Leaders. CHANGE Leaders commit to work with other students and campus contacts to host a small number of Oxfam engagements, and to build a network of relationships on behalf of Oxfam during the academic year. Oxfam will cover the cost of accepted leader’s travel (flight, bus, or train) to and from the training, as well as lodging and meals during the week of training (typically in Boston.)