For most families, the kitchen table is the center of the home—a place for everything from connecting over home-cooked meals to throwing the keys and mail after a long day. But for one family, the kitchen table is also a place of learning, growth, and a little healthy competition. Meet the Clarkes.Read the Story
At Walden, we believe in the power of education to create lasting changeRead the Story
A Walden education isn’t just about earning a degree; it’s about joining a global movement to confront critical social issues and build better, stronger communities.
We’re proud to see our alumni translating their education into real-world impact, from Texas to Virginia and across the U.S.Whether they’re mentoring at-risk youth, advocating for cleaner air, or using novel technology to improve healthcare delivery, these individuals are making a tangible, life-changing difference for entire populations.This Faces of Walden series highlights the transformative work of one graduate in each of five categories:Advocate, Catalyst, Change Agent,Innovator, and VisionaryThese passionate and committed changemakers embody what it means to be a Walden graduate.We hope their stories will inspire you to harness your own voice and knowledge to make life better for those around you.
Louis Bailey has a vision. He sees a world where people of color and those with low income are consistently playing a key role in creating fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. A world where everyone is guaranteed the right to live well and breathe easily.Read the Story
The iconic Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) has been a Pittsburgh landmark since it was built in 1886. Over a century later, Walden graduate Arpit Mehta is implementing a medication production program to help this 650-bed hospital be part of the future of medicine—and save $1.5 million (and counting).Read the Story
As a teenager, educator and change-maker Juniace (pronounced “ja-NYE-is”) Etienne moved from Haiti to Florida, working farm to farm picking tomatoes and bell peppers with her parents.Read the Story
Walking through her hometown of Philadelphia, Ivy Staten-Minor sees signs of urban decay all around her. But the graffiti-covered walls and abandoned car tires don’t speak to her of hopelessness; instead, they serve as a reminder to continue being a passionate catalyst for change.Read the Story
Talking about challenges can lead to solutions. That’s the guiding principle behind Walden’s Talks For Good series. We bring together subject-matter experts focused on important social, racial, and equity issues and through a diversity of perspectives strive for a common goal of sustainable change good.Read the Story