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Daquan Oliver

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2020

United States
Daquan unleashes the full genius of underestimated communities and activates a hive of activity and exchange, proving that youth are at their best when they actually build things, including small businesses, their own confidence, and a mindset of “future-readiness.” Through WeThrive, Daquan engages...
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Priti Krishtel

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2020

United States
Priti is democratizing the drug patent system by increasing transparency, accountability, and public participation. She is working to shift the incentives that drive scientific progress in order to make life-saving medicines more affordable around the world. Priti wants to reinvent the patent system...
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Ronnie Washington

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2020

United States
Ronnie Washington is changing the financial outlook of the American working class through a novel employer-sponsored savings program that he hopes will someday be as ubiquitous as tax-advantaged health savings and retirement accounts. Ronnie has created a model for employers to proactively address...
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Giuseppe Savino

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2020

Italy

Giuseppe is restoring trust amongst farmers who are socially isolated because of a low level of education and networking skills. By building networks of small farmers, he is developing a suite of skills and strategies that lead to economic sustainability and enabling them to approach policymakers...

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Because of poor infrastructure and scarce resources, many people in rural areas of Central and Eastern Europe are facing undignified death. The welfare system is struggling with well-being, not bothered with well-dying. Paweł is leading citizens and policymakers towards solutions that amplify the...

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Ioana Bauer

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2020

Romania

Among European countries, Romania has the highest number of people who are trafficked or work in conditions that compromise their safety, health and dignity. Not only poverty but, above all, dreams of a better life make people, vulnerable to deception and exploitation. Ioana identifies, mobilizes...

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Katie Plohocky

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2020

United States
Katie has developed a multi-faceted solution that brings community-responsive, economically-viable, and environmentally-friendly fresh food stores back to America’s “food deserts.” Based on her success in Tulsa, Oklahoma she proves that it’s possible to re-build a healthy food system large and...
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Stephen Manning

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2020

United States
Stephen Manning is building communities and legal structures that protect immigrants from the imbalance of power and otherization that create abuses in our current system. He is doing this by reimagining how immigration law is practiced and creating new structures to support immigrant defense work...
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Immy Kaur

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2020

United Kingdom

Immy envisions a world in which local communities rely less on governing councils, gifts of grants, and landlords and more on themselves and the natural resources around them to effect regenerative change. This will lead to impactful action that challenges profit-driven gentrification and landlord...

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Will Prosper

Ashoka Fellow since Feb 2020

Canada

Will is cultivating a continuous flow of change leaders from racialized communities, incubating grassroots social innovations and building solidarity networks of support. His innovative strategy for equity and inclusion co-creates a critical mass of coordinated actors to break down systems of...

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