Optimize Eastern

Win up to $3,000 to make a change!

2019 College Community Challenge Finalist


What is Optimize?

Optimize is a social innovation community that supports student-led social impact projects. Students are the mastermind behind their own ideas! We welcome anything from urban farming, to creating new businesses, to virtual reality gaming, to anything else that you see a need for. Be a pioneer for a just and sustainable future for all in your community.


Students have the opportunity to be a change-maker in their community today. Why wait for a better time or someone else to create your idea? Ask yourself, “why not me?”.

      1. How?

        • JOIN. Whether you have an idea or want to add support, you are welcome here!
        • WORKSHOP your ideas to gain perspective, brainstorm, and create a strategic plan.
        • CONNECT with mentors who support your ideas.
        • DEVELOP your idea and present to the community through the Social Innovation Challenge.
        • IMPACT your community today.
      2. In the end, projects have an opportunity to win up to $2,000 through a showcase.

      3. Generously supported by

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      1. unitedway 

What's Happening?

Optimize in Action


Join the CORE Team

Join the Project Teams

Are you interested?

Contact the chapter Vice President,

Molly Linhares at [email protected]

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