82% of Ashoka social entrepreneurs have had their innovations replicated in other geographies
With 88% of Ashoka social entrepreneurs encouraging people to think differently and 89% of Fellows putting young people in charge, Ashoka's Changemaker community is modeling what it takes to build a world of Changemakers and ensure everyone is included.
76% of educators believe developing changemaker mindsets among young people is an urgent need
Ashoka and First book are uncovering from educators what it takes to reach young people from low-income and historically excluded communities to solve the problems they most care about: a Changemaker mindset that integrates their perspectives and lived experiences.
An Everyone a Changemaker World is accelerating. Ashoka is documenting how
Ashoka's Changemaker Community co-creates a world where solutions and Changemakers may outrun problems. Ashoka's library of reports documents the trends, provides transparency of our actions and invites you to start your own Changemaking journey today.
How society helps children grow up needs fundamental innovation at least as urgently as in how it produces computers. That is why Ashoka is so important. It finds, helps launch, and then links and leverages the most powerful social innovations and innovators.Carol BellamyFormer Executive Director, UNICEF
Bill Drayton emphasized to us [that] empathy is increasingly becoming our primary resource for dealing with the exponential rate of change the world is going through.Arianna HuffingtonFounder, The Huffington Post
Being involved with Ashoka has set a high bar for the rest of philanthropy [...] because I can see that these are the people who are driving true change. [...] Most important about what Ashoka is doing is that they make people believe that change is possible. That belief can go viral.Anne WojcickiCo-Founder and CEO, 23andMe
We recognize a new era is about to start. In this new era, empathy and changemaking skills, which Ashoka exemplifies, would equip our young people to lead the country.Kan SuzukiProfessor at Tokyo University and Keio University
No matter a person’s abilities, if he or she helps others – to that degree he or she will be powerful, happy, and long-lived. That’s why Ashoka’s leadership in building a world where everyone is a changemaker, i.e., a giver, makes it so special and powerful.Timothy P. ShriverChairman, the Special Olympics
Forbes knows that the story is change. No one sees that more clearly than Ashoka. It has an extraordinary ability both to envision the big, new patterns and to engineer their emergence.Forbes
The results of Ashoka’s shared leadership with the focus on solving social challenges is clear: 74 percent of Fellows have managed to change the legislation or have influenced public policies.La Vanguardia
[Ashoka] functions as a collaborative network that supports and amplifies change by bringing together changemakers.India Today
Changemaking Stories from Ashoka's Worldwide Network
Six Ashoka Young Changemakers share their changemaking stories, revealing details on how their journey started and how changemaking influences society
Read Ashoka USA's new book, featuring twenty-two deep, idea-packed conversations on how to gain common ground, get the country unstuck, and increase prosperity and well-being for all.
Ashoka Fellow Judi Aubel's work in Senegal tap into the power grandmothers have in the community as leaders and caregivers, leveraging their influence to educate adolescent girls and catalyze change...