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our Commitments


our Commitments


From Members of HBS Class of 2015

  • I commit first, to register to vote and be an informed voter in local elections, not just national, and second to mentor a high schooler who is the first in their family to apply to college for college to navigate the application process.
  • Help implement a charter school law in Alabama by leading the development of an incubator for charter schools.
  • Participate actively in the political process in the Philadelphia or NYC area (still unclear on where I'm living, woohoo), particularly on issues of equal pay and reproductive rights for women by not only voting but getting involved in grassroots efforts and political fundraising for these causes.
  • Focus my career on the "triple aim" in healthcare: increase health, decrease costs, and improve patient experience.
  • I commit to donate 10% of my net income to highly effective charities.
  • Join Big Brothers Big Sisters in San Francisco through with I will mentor a disadvantaged girl in the Bay Area every other weekend.
  • I commit myself to fostering dialogue between cultures and peoples as a catalyst for taking on the challenges of our generation. I will start by building a platform off OpedSpace. I also commit to creating spaces, whether online or in the physical world, where students and young people can come together to bridge the differences between them. One example is a conference between Arabs and Israelis that I am hosting at school.
  • I commit to continuing my work as a pro bono data consultant for nonprofits in Greater Boston.
  • Be fully present every day at my startup and help us establish a significant customer footprint in at least one major market beyond New York.
  • To find new ways to make a social impact through philanthropic giving and impact investing.
  • I commit to champion community service and service values in my company after graduation, making it a core part of our team culture.
  • To be a Big Sister in NYC and to facilitate a network of like-minded young professionals who want to reinvest in once great American cities like Detroit and St. Louis
  • Become a Year Up Boston mentor
  • I commit to work with a school or other education organization in Boston and Bombay (one each), either through providing them with pro bono consulting or helping them with fundraising.
  • Registering to vote, helping small businesses in my community grow, and living a sustainable lifestyle that reduces my personal footprint and that puts people at the center.
  • I commit to bringing an urban farm to Queens, NY.
  • I commit to encourage more appreciation for the arts among MBA / college students, and more creative thinking about career paths and un-traditional choices.
  • I commit to staying close with my family no matter how busy my work may get.
  • I commit to working collaboratively across the spectrum to improve health care coordination and delivery. I further commit to volunteering 5-10 hours each month in my community to help under-served populations.
  • I commit to mentoring younger people and especially figuring out a way to encourage youth to become involved in STEM.
  • I commit to continue leading alumni of Madison House of UVA through my third and final year as board chair.
  • Done 7.5-10% of my net income to high impact non-profits.
  • I commit to re-start my efforts tutoring children learning ESL and developing their literacy.
  • I commit to donate 5-10% of my income each year to highly effective charities, to vote, to spend the equivalent of at least two weeks per year working with non-profits I believe in, and to bike or use public transport whenever possible.
  • I commit to finding a consistent way to mentor and impact students in the Boston community (Boys and Girls club, tutoring, education non-profits, etc.)
  • Corporate Responsibility towards climate and environment
  • I commit to building connections and making a difference in my new city via volunteer activities - team in training, local opportunities, tutoring, etc. - at least once a month.
  • Mentoring a high school student through Minds Matter SF
  • I commit to speaking to each one of my family members once a week, reading up on local and national news for at least 15 minutes every day, and joining at least one community organization by January 1st, 2016.
  • I commit to spend no less than 100 volunteer hours with pediatric sickle cell patients. Additionally, I will actively phone bank and canvas for the 2016 presidential elections.
  • I commit to being an active, contributing member of the HBS entrepreneurship community by engaging with former, current and prospective students.
  • I commit to give a percentage of my income to empirically effective charities, find a way to work mentorship back into my life, make progress on my plan to bring the wow-that's-cool factor back to science for kids, and make a product decision at work that has a positive impact on inequality or the environment.
  • I commit to donating 10% of my pretax income to organizations that make life easier for people who have it hardest. In my daily life, I commit to getting enough sleep (7.5+ hours) and being in regular touch with my loved ones.
  • Joining a non-profit board within a year of graduating, volunteering at least 20-25 hours in my first year after graduation, working in a sector that I believe is having impact (e.g., food security in low-income communities, sustainability or education), and donating at least $1,000 to charity each year.
  • I commit to becoming involved in a community-impact organization (ideally with a focus on youth and/or Latino communities) in New York City. I want to start building a long-term relationship with a philanthropic organization in NYC.
  • I commit to re-joining a not-for-profit board to help homeless children and working hard to further their mission, spending at least two nights a week with my family, staying abreast of world news, and contacting at least three friends per week from my time at HBS.
  • I commit to: 1. speaking to my mother at least once a week, 2. voting in all national elections, and 3. proactively striving to become a good mentor whenever possible.
  • I commit to: finding a way to work service into my life; to keeping up with the news; continuing to exercise.
  • I commit to donate 5-10% of my net income each year to high-impact charities.
  • I commit to mentoring minority high school and first generation college students in their academic and professional endeavors
  • I commit to contacting my family members every week, and to visiting each of my family members at least once per year. Within the HBS community, I commit to taking an active leadership role to organize reunions and make connections.
  • Quit my job by August 1, 2016 to launch my start-up. This will require me to work 5-10 hours per week on my start-up from now through August 1, 2016 to ensure that I am in the best position to launch my venture.
  • I commit to spending 20 hours doing non-profit work, mentoring at least 2 younger graduate school students, and voting in my local elections.
  • I believe closing the achievement gap in education is critical to the success of our country. I commit to doing my part by dedicating at least four hours a month working with youth in underserved communities and serving as a mentor. Additionally, I will support organizations, both with my time and financially, that are effectively trying to solve this problem.
  • Give 50% of 2015 net pay to make the world a better place, and actively spread the hopeful message of radical Christian generosity through my upcoming book on this topic.
  • I commit to open a charter school by fall 2017, and to develop a rigorous strategy for community engagement and growth along the way.
  • I commit to being a contributing member of the HBS technology startup community and helping close the perception gap between technical entrepreneurs and MBA students.
  • I commit to taking a leadership role in my company's community engagement efforts, and to volunteering in the community at least once a month.
  • I commit to joining or founding an organization focused on closing the achievement gap in terms of college attendance and graduation rates. I commit to dedicating no less than 10 hours a month to this cause.