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Submitted by Ashoka Technology and Invention Bloggers on Fri, May 21, 2010
From a press release dated March 31, 2010: MOVIRTU COLLABORATES WITH FROG DESIGN ON USER INTERFACE INNOVATION Global innovation firm frog design will assist Movirtu to ensure quick navigation and ease of use of their MX series of products for a population in need Movirtu, a supplier of innovative...
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, May 21, 2010
My brother is someone who believes in service and was moved to take action after September 11th – not in a vindictive way, but in a way that he realized that his country needed help. After his first semester at college he joined ROTC and graduated as the only Marine in his class.  He served...
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, May 20, 2010
Image of Silicon Valley by revolweb on Creative Commons License I recently came across a study McKinsey released on what it takes to create “Innovation Hubs.” From the study they produced an interactive “Innovation Heat Map” which maps innovation clusters across the world. It's no surprise that...
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, May 19, 2010
Photo by paulsimon1976 on creative commons license I'm thrilled to share our second blog post from Ashoka Fellow David Castro on lessons from the field and a new kind of courage. Working with community leaders over the past decade, I have seen many praised for taking courageous stands against...
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, May 18, 2010
What’s play got to do with learning and safety? Everything, according to Ashoka Fellow Jill Vialet. Don’t miss this in depth feature on Playworks, which focuses on the importance of play in fostering positive behaviors and learning both inside and outside the classroom. Check out the video and full...
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, May 17, 2010
Hear why Jeremy Rifkin, political advisor and bestseling author, thinks there is no empathy in heaven and how we can extend our empathatic nature to change the world. Check it out: What does this mean for social entrepreneurs? Hear what Ashoka's Founder and CEO, Bill Daryton, says about...
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Fri, May 14, 2010
Everyday changemakers are addressing the hard questions of local, national and global quandaries. This weekly article accentuates those individuals and organizations creating systematic and lasting change through social entrepreneurship and enterprise. This week we have stories of accomplishment,...
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Fri, May 14, 2010
Ashoka Fellow Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka was featured on PBS earlier this week, exploring how she's tackling the rural health of animals and humans in a wholistic way. Check it out:  
Submitted by Claire Bangser on Thu, May 13, 2010
Maybe it’s just me, but ever since The Lancet released a report with new data indicating a significant decline in maternal mortality globally, it seems that more and more media outlets have picked up on the topic. The New York Times even covered the report on its front page – a victory for a field...
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, May 13, 2010
http://usa.ashoka.org/sites/us.ashoka.org/files/Gary Slutkin2.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="210" />I came across this statement in a recent Op-Ed piece in The New York Times by Bob Herbert. How can this mentality be possible? Bob Herbert looked to Ashoka Fellow Gary Slutkin to learn more: “...
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, May 11, 2010
New York University will recognize the historic role that Ashoka and its community have played through awarding an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Ashoka CEO, Bill Drayton, in its 178th commencement.  The commencement exercises will be held Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 in Yankee Stadium....
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, May 10, 2010
Hear what Ashoka Fellow Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has to say about what it means to be a social entrepreneur, Ashoka, and how he’s contributing to create an Everyone A Changemaker world™  
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Fri, May 7, 2010
2010 Social Enterprise Summit and World Forum in San FranciscoFollow my coverage from each day of the Summit:    * Day 1 -- Social Engagement Through Youth Empowerment    * Day 2 -- From Government Collaboration to Youth Collaboration    * Day 3 -- Final...
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Thu, May 6, 2010
Photo by wallyg on creative commons license. You could smell the spicy Creole stew from six blocks in every direction.  When we got to the corner where there was a makeshift cardboard sign touting "FREE crawfish boil" and a line of hungry New Orleaneans, the Crescent City had taken me into...
Submitted by Tom Dawkins on Thu, May 6, 2010
During last month’s #socentchat on Twitter, a discussion started among a group of participants based in the New York City area about the idea of getting together in person to meet, share ideas about social enterprise and social change, and see what might come of it. Tyler Ahn of Ashoka's...