Impact Beloit

Developing the next generation of leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and activists — starting by enhancing community-based learning in our own hometown of Beloit.

Beloit College aerial view

Impact Beloit is a new initiative linking community-based learning and career-readiness programs for our students, deepening their engagement with community organizations and businesses and expanding their professional skills. 

The college’s career-preparedness programs — Career Channels, Career Works, and our Center for Entrepreneurship (CELEB) — and community-facing initiatives — united under Community Connections — together create the “Beloit Impact.”

What is Impact Beloit?

A single concept unifying career-readiness and community-based learning programs to advance the college’s mission of empowering students to lead lives of high achievement, personal responsibility, and public contribution in a diverse society.

Impact Beloit makes it easier for:

  • Students to discover the college’s career-readiness and community-based learning capabilities to enhance their Beloit education.
  • Faculty and staff to further incorporate community-based learning into their classrooms.
  • Alumni to contribute their time and considerable expertise in a variety of ways to support students.
  • Organizations in the city of Beloit to connect with the college, creating both a more vibrant community and opportunities to engage with one another.

The Impact Beloit Hub, a community-facing center located in our newly renovated library, will open in August 2024.

Impact Beloit Components

Students screen dirt for artifacts during an anthropological survey on campus.

Where students make direct connections between their Beloit experiences and careers, exploring their interests in one or more of our eight career channels to identify potential pathways.

A Beloit College student hones their career search skills in mock interviews.

Providing students with advice, mentorship, networking, and other experiences via a professionally staffed career center to help them prepare resumes, secure internships, apply for jobs, and be admitted to graduate school.

James Wicker'21 using CELEB's CNC machine to prepare for a build

An innovative building in downtown Beloit that provides mentorship, space, and resources to help students turn ideas into reality through its start-up incubator, student-run art gallery, film and media production lab, student-led foundation, music recording studio, a maker lab for hands-on creativity and collaboration, and more.

Beloit Farmer's Market is every Saturday from May to October.

Making Beloit College an essential part of the city’s ecosystem by creating opportunities for students to learn responsible, informed citizenship through volunteering and other forms of community engagement, and by expanding the college’s outreach in arts, athletics, residencies, and other enrichment programs. Community Connections includes the Duffy Community Partnerships, where students gain valuable experience through course-based internships in local businesses and organizations.

A place for success

The Col. Robert Morse Library is being renovated thanks to a Neighborhood Investment Fund Program Grant from the State of Wisconsin and will house Impact Beloit and the college’s career readiness and community connections programs.

When he visited the college to award the grant, Gov. Tony Evers cited the college’s “long history of educating citizens of the world. If we want to see our state’s families, communities, and economy succeed for years to come, we need to make investments that spur community outreach and economic development. There’s no better place to make that investment than at Beloit College.”

Built with the community in mind

Beloit College would like to thank the Community Design Team members who helped inform how Impact Beloit could have the greatest impact for our local community. Team members represent Beloit International Film Festival, Community Action, Family Promise of Greater Beloit, Hendricks CareerTek, Kerry Group, Stateline Boys and Girls Clubs, and Todd Elementary.

Get involved

There will be opportunities for the campus community, Beloit College alumni, and community members to engage with and provide feedback to the Impact Beloit program as it develops.  If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please email

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