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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.

    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 

    Maurice Miller proves those in poverty are social solutions, not problems

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    Like many Ashoka Fellows, Maurice Miller’s journey to becoming a leading social innovator was influenced b

    Bring on Banking on Youth!

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    Social change isn’t rocket science; it’s just a matter of gumption and drive.

    Watch: Four Young Entrepreneurs with "Three Minutes to Change the World"

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    These four young innovators, and their stories of change, have been captured in a new one-hour documentary on PBS, "Three Minutes to Change the World(brought to you by the Emmy Award-winning creators of "Bill Nye the Sciene Guy" and "Biz Kid$").

    Living Buildings: Ashoka Fellow Jason McLennan's Architectural Revolution

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    Can you imagine an office building or high-rise tower with no energy bill? As CEO of the International Living Future Institute and founder and creator of the Living Building Challenge, U.S. Ashoka Fellow Jason McLennan is pioneering the future of green building.

    Paul Bradley's Co-Op Model Makes Affordable Home Ownership a Walk in the Park

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    Picture a trailer park. What do you see? Mobile homes resting lazily on cinder blocks?

    Collaborating on Rural Innovation and Farming at Globalizer 2012

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    How do you increase the wellbeing and sustainability of rural farmers? Or improve the quality of life of the underserved poor? How does one person scale positive, irreversible social impact? And what are the challenges to scaling the impact of social innovative ideas in rural communities? These questions were at the forefront of discussions during the Rural Innovation and Farming Globalizer Summit in Geneva last month.

    Sympathy: Simply Ineffective or Actually Harmful?

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    Editor's Note: Ashoka imagines a world where education is truly transformational, where every child has mastered empathy—and would like to work

    Get the Scoop on Peace through Prevention Next Week

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    Peace will be the flavor of the next week.