Our Programs

Our Milestones

  • Official Launch of Ashoka Korea in partnership with Hyundai Insurance, Hyundai Department Store and Root Impact
  • First Selection of Ashoka Fellow: Myung-sook Seo(Jeju Olle), Yuhyun Park(DQ Institute), Jong Ki Kim (Blue Tree Foundation)
  • 2013 Ashoka Korea Fellow Induction
  • Community Event : Book & Movie Talk “Discover Changemaker”


  • Selection of Ashoka Fellows: Sung-Jin Myoung (Youth Embracing the World), Hye-shin Chung (Gonggamin) 
  • Community Event: The 1st  and 2nd “Ashoka Inside & Insight”
  • Launch of  “Making More Health” Initiative in Partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Korea
  • 2014 Ashoka Fellow Access Dinner


  • Selection of Ashoka Fellow: In-soo Song(Spring of Education), Myung-Sook Cho (Dawn School)
  • 2015 Fellow Retreat in Jeju Island
  • Changemaker co-creation Workshop 
  • Community Event: “See Differently, Do Differently”


  • Selection of Ashoka Fellow: Chanpil Jung(The Future Class Network), Hannah Song(Liberty in North Korea), Junho Lee(Promisope) 
  • ‘Youth Venture’ Launch and Commemoration Forum: “Why, Now, Changemaker Education?”
  • Launch of ‘Time to Open the Future’ Initiative with Sponsorship of Brian Kim (Kakao Chairperson) 
  • The 1st  to 3rd ‘Time to Open the Future’ Forum
  • Co-leading the launch of ‘Google Impact Challenge Korea’ with Google.org
  • 2016 Ashoka Korea Fellow Induction: “Future For All”


  • Selection of Ashoka Fellow: Sooinn Lee (Enuma)  
  • Publication of ‘Youth Venture Curriculum’ as open source
  • 4th to 5th ‘Time to Open the Future’ Forum 
  • Opening the community space “Changemakers” 
  • 2017 Ashoka Korea Fellow Induction: “Future For All”
  • 2017 Fellow Retreat in Seoul


  • Selection of Hanyang University as Ashoka U Changemaker Campus
  • 6th to 7th ‘Time to Open the Future’ Forum 
  • Ashoka Korea's 5th Anniversary Exhibition: "The Glory and Tears"


  • Selection of Ashoka Fellow: Deagon Yi(Hae-ri book village), Jinkyeong Cho(Stand Up Against Against Sex Trafficking of Minors, “10 Up”)
  • 2019 Ashoka Korea Fellow Induction: “Change the Norm, Change the Society”
  • Production of the Educational Innovation Documentary “TEN : 10 Clues for Future of Education” and Its Screening Events
  • Publication of Revised Korean Translation of the book How to Change the World: written by David Bornstein (Journalist and Ashoka US Fellow) 
  • Launch of the “Roots of Empathy”(of Ashoka Canada Fellow Mary Gorden) into Korea 
  • 8th to 9th ‘Time to Open the Future’ Forum 
  • Launch of Partnership with CHANEL KOREA ‘Beautiful Action’


  • Selection of Ashoka Fellow: Jeesun Lee(Seoul Rehabilitation Hospital), Jihwang Yoo (Farmfra)
  • 2020 Virtual Ashoka Fellow Induction
  • 2020 Ashoka Fellow Retreat in Pochun, Gyeonggi-do
  • Virtual Roundtables with 9 Ashoka Fellows for Next Now: ‘New Longevity’ 
  • Publication of ‘SangSuRi Book’, Ashoka Fellow Myung-sook Seo’s changemaking journey 
  • Release of a mobile app “Changemaker Library”


  • Opening the Social Innovation Museum “Ashoka Space” 
  • Opening Commemorative Exhibition: <Green Connect: The Journey of My Doll> (2021.03~06)
  • Second Exhibition : <Generation Connect: Time & Gradation> (2021.08~) 
  • Winning the Minister of Education Award at 'The 16th Parent's Choice Education Brand Award', held by the Women's News in South Korea


Our Team

Ashoka is a team of people working together from 38 country offices around the world to advance a world in which Everyone is a Changemaker. Ashoka staff members are team players who are entrepreneurial and are driven to make powerful ideas real.


Ashoka Korea

Phone: +8227376977
Address: Ashoka Korea G602, Heyground, 5, Ttukseom-ro 1na-gil Seongdong-gu Seoul 04779 South Korea