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Editor's Note: This is a part of a series of articles that are updates from Ashoka at the Skoll World Forum. In recent years, it has become apparent that the rate of change is at an all-time high as change begets change in a world that is interconnected like never before. In today’s...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Fri, April 5, 2013
The Board of Directors, Fellows and Staff of Ashoka deeply mourn the passing of our friend and colleague Gloria De Souza, founder of Parisar Asha Environmental Education Centre, which introduced modern experiential education that challenged students to think and to solve problems together instead...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, April 2, 2013
Editor's note: This is the eighth post in a new series highlighting some of the most high-impact and replicable innovations in social entrepreneurship education through the lens of the 2013 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Awards winners. This post was written by Carolyn Meyer, director of...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, April 2, 2013
Editor's note: This is the seventh post in a series highlighting some of the most high-impact and replicable innovations in social entrepreneurship education through the lens of the 2013 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Awards winners. This entry was written by Holly Vins and Kaitlyn...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, April 2, 2013
Editor's note: This is the sixth post in a series highlighting some of the most high-impact and replicable innovations in social entrepreneurship education through the lens of the 2013 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Awards winners. This post was written by Joe Shure, co-founder of the...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, April 2, 2013
Editor's note: This is the fifth post in a series highlighting some of the most high-impact and replicable innovations in social entrepreneurship education through the lens of the 2013 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Awards winners. This post is written by Liz Gerber, the Faculty Founder of...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Sat, March 30, 2013
Editor's note: This is the fourth post in a series highlighting some of the most high-impact and replicable innovations in social entrepreneurship education through the lens of the 2013 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Awards winners. This post was written by Dr. Mark Albion, co-founder and co-...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Sat, March 30, 2013
Editor's note: This is the third post in a series which highlights some of the most high-impact and replicable innovations in social entrepreneurship education through the eyes of the 2013 Ashoka U- Cordes Innovation Award Winners. This post was co-written by Abby Falik, Founder and...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Fri, March 29, 2013
Editor's note: This is the second post in a series highlighting some of the most high-impact and replicable innovations in social entrepreneurship education through the lens of the 2013 Ashoka U- Cordes Innovation Awards winners.  This post was written by Stephanie Browner, Dean of...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Fri, March 29, 2013
Editor’s note: This is the first post in the Ashoka U 2013 was written by Robin Pendoley, co-founder and CEO of Thinking Beyond Borders. This is the first post in the series on the Cordes Innovation Award Winners.   Higher education in the United States is facing a crisis. The...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Fri, March 29, 2013
As more and more colleges and universities seek to launch and grow social entrepreneurship programs on campus, there is an even greater need to share expertise, challenges, and inspiration for creating positive social and environmental impact. The Ashoka U Exchange, hosted at the University of...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Fri, March 22, 2013
Editor's Note: This article was written by Alison Craiglow Huckenberry, a contributing editor for the Huffington Post.Higher education may be notoriously resistant to change, but at this point the writing's on the whiteboard, so to speak. Change is inevitable. Some of our most ambitious...
Editors note: This article was written by Darlene Damm, part of the Strategic Partnerships Team and Changemakers Team. Why is it that so few women have changed the world on a massive scale in the same way that men have?  Where are the female HenryFords,Steve Jobs and Bill Gates?...
“As a girl, I am always being told that things happen because of fate, but it’s the things I do, not luck, that determine my fate.” says Sikha, a young girl from the slums of West Bengal featured in a documentary film “The Revolutionary Optimists”. The film tells the stories of three young...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, March 5, 2013
Ashoka, the world’s largest organization of social entrepreneurs, teamed up with Accenture as the convening sponsor to host a global competition—The League of Intrapreneurs: Building Better Business from the Inside Out. Through our search, we have found 15 social intrapreneurs within leading...