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    Former Ashoka Senior Health Advisor Appointed CTO of the United States

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    Last month, President Obama appointed former Ashoka Senior Health Advisor Todd Park as the second person ever to hold the position of U.S.

    Disability, or super power?

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    Today, April 2, is World Autism Day.

    Kingsley Bangwell’s one-track mind turned ambition to action

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    At 22, Bangwell launched a start-up from the small barbershop in his Nigerian hometown, Jos, that teaches youth to be engaged and effective civic leaders.

    Excerpt from The Big Shift: A Roadmap to Innovation for an Aging Population

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    Editor's note: The following is adapted from Civic Ventures founder and 

    Q&A with IBM’s Tony Tenicela: Empathy, Diversity, and the Keys to Corporate Turnaround

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    We put a lot of energy into building camaraderie among employees and management alike, which is absolutely critical to maintaining empathy and mutual respect. We’ve developed a strong virtual community, so that employees get to know each other across team and managerial lines. It doesn’t replace face-to-face, but it absolutely enhances the employee experience.

    From Political Apathy to Engagement with German Fellow Gregor Hackmack

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    Have you ever felt your politicians don’t actually answer to you?

    The Sharable Economy and American Dream 2.0

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    The shareable economy is home to some of the most inspiring practices and promising tools to help everyday Americans earn money, save money and cre

    Kudos to Jeff Skoll, 2012 John W. Gardner Award Winner

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    Ashoka would like to congratulate Jeff Skoll for being selected as the recipient of the Independent Sector's 2012 John W. Gardner Leadership Award.

    Announcing the Three Big Winners of the Activating Empathy Competition

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    After careful deliberation from our expert panel of judges and your votes on Changemakers.com, three solutions have been chosen from a pool of 14 finalists as the top winners in the “Activating Empathy: Transforming Schools to Teach What Matters” competition.

    A Winning Idea: TV For And By The People

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    This past week, Ashoka Fellow Felipe Heusser and