The Everett Program empowers students at UC Santa Cruz to take direct action on issues of social justice and environmental sustainability. Students enroll in the SOCY 30 series to learn the theory and practice of community engaged activism. They craft a Project and participate in Impactathons. Everett students change the world.
Students want to change the world. We provide clear paths to do just that.
The Everett Program empowers students to work in solidarity with community based organizations who are already fighting the good fight and help them do their work better. Through long-term student projects and short-term Impactathons, UCSC students at the Everett Program promote social justice and sustainability across the globe.
With nearly a hundred projects in dozens of countries, Impactathons upgrading local orgs, and a multitude of mobile apps, reports, and websites created by staff and faculty, the Everett Program is a model for student engaged social impact.
Undergraduate students are the driving force of the Everett Program. Students do the projects, students teach our tech, students own the program.
The Everett Program is a home for student advocates, activists, and entrepreneurs at UCSC. Students unsatisfied with simply leanring about the world’s ills find a home at Everett. Here they may work with and learn from like-minded peers in a way no other university program offers. UCSC of all years and majors come to us with a desire to make an impact and leave as leaders.
From the teaching of labs, to the selection of staff and faculty, it is undergraduate students who drive Everett.
We stand in solidarity with civil society. To that end, our students build capacity, create products and conduct training to enrich and empower the sector that’s doing good.
Our community is anyone or any organization that is fighting for justice . It is prison justice reformers in Salinas. It is women fighting gender violence in Nigeria. It is the slug in Santa Cruz looking to change the world.
If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time.
But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.
—Lila Watson, Indigenous Activist and Artist
All this is confusing to newcomers. We get it. This site was made by students and we were there not too long ago. Drop us a line and talk to Everett Fellows or staff. We can answer your questions.
Impactathons are incredibly exciting and can have a measurable impact for your org while introducing you to a network of highly capable, motivated, and passionate.
Everett students can only do their amazing work if they have someone in civil society to come to them with needs and agree to work together to meet those needs. Get in touch.
The Everett Program runs on an extremely lean budget and we have no end of needs when it comes to supporting students. Visit our support page to see the diverse ways that you can be the difference. If you’re interested in talking with us directly, please contact us.
- Make one-time or recurring donations
- Gift materials and software to the Everett Program
- Contribute to the Impactathon or Executive Fellow funds