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    Announcing the Finalists of the @15 Community Impact Challenge

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    Ashoka’s Youth Venture and Best Buy Co., Inc.

    New York University Recognizes Ashoka’s Historic Role

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    New York University will recognize the historic role that Ashoka and its community have played through awarding an honorary Doctor of Humane Letter

    Giant Rats put Noses to Work on Africa's Land Mine Epidemic

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    Ashoka Fellow Bart Weetjens' organization, APOPO, trains HeroRats (giant pouched rats) to detect landmines in Africa. Bart is also employing their superb noses to detect tuberculosis. 

    What Is a Social Entrepreneur, Really?

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    In the middle of the night, I wake up thinking about this question. 

    Federal Government opens its eyes to social innovation in the citizen sector

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    Yesterday at a press conference honoring Congresswoman Betty McCollum a legislative act was introduced that could shift the way government interact

    What ever happened to apprenticeships? One Ashoka Fellow is working to bring them back and is reengaging students along the way!

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    "I didn't learn these things until my first year in college!" Ken Hayes said as he describes his architecture apprenticeship with Carlos, a 7th gra

    Maternal Mortality in the US

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    How can it be that America, a country known for economic growth and leadership, has the highest infant mortality rate of any industrialized country

    Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know

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    Ashoka friends David Bornstein and Susan Davis have recently written a new book on the rise and importance of social entrepreneurship.  The book focuses squarely on what social entrepreneurs do and how they do it and serves as a practical guide to anyone that wants to be a part of the movement.