Humanity in Action Impact Studies

Humanity in Action has a long-term vision for change. Our approach seeks to engage emerging leaders who are active in their communities today – but whose greatest potential may be years away.

To date, three major studies have tested the short- and long-term impact of Humanity in Action’s programs:

"Fifteen Years of Humanity in Action: Experiences and Outcomes of the American Senior Fellow Network"

Priya Fielding-Singh, Stanford University

This 2014 report represents the largest survey of our American alumni. The study finds that 93% of Humanity in Action alumni from the United States rate the Humanity in Action Fellowship as a “tremendously positive experience” and 98% would participate in the Fellowship again if they could. The results also showed that roughly two-thirds of the Senior Fellow community remain involved with Humanity in Action after the fellowship. Priya Fielding-Singh of Stanford University's Department of Sociology is the author of this report.

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"New School Evaluation: Humanity in Action"

Michael Schober, The New School

This 2013 evaluation offers an overwhelmingly positive assessment of the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe. The qualitative study hails Humanity in Action's flagship program as “an impressive enterprise with visible successes." Michael Schober, Associate Provost for Research and the former Dean of The New School for Social Research, produced this report. 

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"Humanity in Action: 2010 Social Impact Study"

Humanity in Action and the NYU Stern School of Business

This 2010 survey assembles response data from more than 300 Senior Fellows from around the world. Conducted by Humanity in Action in partnership with the New York University Stern School of Business, the report provides a wealth of information on our community. It finds that 92% of Senior Fellows believe that Humanity in Action remains relevant in their lives and 94% are more knowledgeable about human rights because of Humanity in Action.

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