Selected Initiatives in the U.S.

Ashoka Venture and Fellowship

For more than 35 years, Ashoka has built and nurtured the largest network of leading social entrepreneurs in the world. After a rigorous selection process, they are introduced to a life-long fellowship, where every member is committed to championing new patterns of social good. We encourage Ashoka...
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Next Now

The world is better than we think. In pockets across the globe, humans are pioneering and implementing real-life solutions — answers to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Powered by Ashoka, Next Now identifies, supports and lifts up these examples, and the changemakers behind them. From a...
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Ashoka U

Ashoka U is working at an institutional level to make a difference in the education of millions of students, building on Ashoka’s vision for a world where Everyone is a Changemaker. We collaborate with colleges and universities to break down barriers to institutional change and foster a campus-wide...
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Other Ashoka Programs Worldwide

WISE

A global initiative led from the global South that aims to elevate the number, knowledge, and power of women in social entrepreneurship by redefining success from a gendered lens and celebrating the unique ways in which women successfully lead and make impact.
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Ashoka Youth Years

Young people everywhere present an opportunity for growth and a positive impact on their communities. East Africa, as is the world, is no exception, with the youth bulge estimated to triple in years to come. For Ashoka and its youth years partners, this demographic bonus presents an opportunity to...
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Ashoka Support Network

The Ashoka Support Network is a global community of committed leaders who share, support, and advocate for Ashoka’s values and vision, while unleashing their own potential as changemakers.
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The Ashoka Globalizer

The Globalizer program taps into Ashoka’s broad network of changemakers across the business, government, and citizen sectors. It begins with a three-month advisory phase where a support team of volunteer advisors—leading strategy consultants and high-level business leaders—help Ashoka Fellows...
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Ashoka Executive in Residence

The Ashoka Executive in Residence program fosters high-impact collaborations between companies and leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows) that have the potential to change the dynamics of traditional markets, enhance competitiveness, and create systemic social impact.
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Legal Engagement at Ashoka

Learn more about how Ashoka is engaging with the Legal-Social Impact Community. Beyond providing legal support and resources for Ashokan Fellows, the Legal Team works to promote initiatives that highlight the connections between law and social entrepreneurship. A pluralistic approach that...
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