This Teaching Note describes a unique approach to teaching a global social action course while providing an opportunity for students to address issues meaningfully. Students used sequenced and scaffolded assignments to ultimately develop nongovernment organization concept pitches to address global social issues on the local level. They developed subspecialty expertise to share collaboratively in working groups. As students moved through the scaffolded assignments, their concept pitches culminated in presentations to a simulated panel of philanthropists. Building understanding and skills with this technique is a creative approach to teaching social action. Scaffolding assignments and presenting to panelists further helps students develop new skills and increase their confidence. Drafting white papers, using infographics and professional creativity, and collaboratively crafting solutions integrates student passion for global issues with local practice. Sequenced and scaffolded assignments enable undergraduate social work students to see themselves empowered to take social action to affect change.

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