Community to encourage student entrepreneurs to dream, design, make, and learn

About Us

Our Mission:  To encourage college student entrepreneurs to dream, design, make, learn, and continuously grow.

Inspired by the hackforchange movement, Changella seeks to empower college students to achieve their professional dreams by connecting them with value based teaching on business leadership, lean start-up strategies, tools for designing your start-up, open education resources, and mentorship.

It’s challenging to have friends finishing college struggling to find work. How can we encourage students to learn to create their own job opportunities?

Our teaching model involved 4 stages:
1) Finding Strengths and Passions.
2) Defining a Dream for a Positive Future.
3) Designing a plan to work toward the dream and connect them with open education resources.
4) Doing the plan using validated learning.


1. by Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager
2. EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey
3. Lean Startup by Eric Ries


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We appreciate the Technology Association of Georgia and Knight Foundation for sponsoring this amazing day for civic place making.

We encourage all of our students and mentors to consider participating in future hackforchange or Random Hacks Of Kindness events.


About Michael Rosario: Creator of Changella

Michael Rosario

Michael Rosario

As an experienced software developer with over 13 years of experience, I enjoy helping organizations with agile software development, promoting cultures of innovation, and creative business solutions.  I enjoy helping organizations and software teams discover the craft of continuous improvement.   I am always looking for opportunities to serve leaders and teams who want to create more value with integrity, character, and predictability.

Professional  interests:

Personal interests:

  • Having fun outdoors with my wife and family
  • My wife works as a college biology professor.   We have a lot of fun researching educational technology together to help engage her students.
  • Music making: playing violin, piano, guitar, MIDI sequencing, and music ministry
  • As a software engineer, I love the craft of making software and enjoy helping others accomplish their dreams using technology.

Contact info:

Certified Professional Scrum Master through


  • Amy K. Hoover, Michael P. Rosario, and Kenneth O. Stanley (2008) Scaffolding for Interactively Evolving Novel Drum Tracks for Existing Songs In: Proceedings of the Sixth European Workshop on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMUSART 2008). New York, NY: Springer, 2008 (10 pages) Winner of the Best Paper Award at EvoMUSART 2008 -
  • Aaron McKinney, Michael Rosario, Kevin Glover. “Game Based Learning and STEM Education.”  S.T.E.M. Magazine

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