Announcing The Creative Activist Network!


The times, they are a-changin’ for Students of the World. While the past several years have focused on our very intensive Signature Project program, we have been turning our eyes to how we can scale participation in our mission. To that end, SOW has been working on a new partnership for several months, and we’reREAD MORE



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Smokey Robinson announces the “Smoke Alarm”… his social media effort to support & amplify P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water packets. CNN covered the announcement (and there’s a little bit of SOW in there at 1:40) Students of the World UNC.


PACT features Courtney Spence

PACT Good Times Fall 12-8 v1

Our Executive Director Courtney Spence was invited to a photo shoot with PACT earlier this year to be featured in their spotlight on social good happening in Texas for their upcoming newsletter. We are so excited to share the final product! We were introduced to PACT in January, and since then we’ve simply fallen inREAD MORE


Better World Books Blog Features SOW

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We think Better World Books is a great book seller. They’ve raised over $11 million for literacy, they’ve donated over 6 million books, and they’ve reused/upcycled over 70 million books! They are a company that can truely walk the walk, so we were honored when they asked to profile us in a blog post. We’reREAD MORE


SOW in Tribeza 10 to Watch


SOW Executive Director Courtney Spence is featured in TRIBEZA’s 10 to Watch. “While most co-eds were pulling all-nighters before big exams or staying up all night for recreational pursuits, Courtney Spence was starting a nonprofit.” Read more…


Courtney Spence in Haiti. One Year After Earthquake.

Haiti, 2011

Courtney is traveling with SOW alumni, Sarah Riazati and Austin videographer, Keith Maitland to capture stories from the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake. Follow their experiences working with the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and others in the Austin American Statesman.