A student studying Social and Community Development at the University of Northampton has won a competition run by Ashoka U, the global network of entrepreneurial students, academics and community leaders.
Should a new social good organization choose a for-profit model or a nonprofit one? This is a question we face each year at my organization, Echoing Green, when we evaluate thousands of business plans from social entrepreneurs seeking start-up capital and support. This year, nearly 50% of those plans proposed using a for-profit model. And […]
Jessica Lax worked with the founding Ashoka U team in 2008 and is currently starting up School For Change – a new online school for changemakers. In this post she challenges organizations to take an entrepreneurial approach to training new recruits, and ongoing professional development in the citizen sector. “I feel like I’m learning to […]
PhotoWings and Ashoka U to launched several pioneering initiatives to advance photographic thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration across colleges and universities around the world. The “Self-Discovery and Changemaking through Photography” webinar reached students of all ages through a virtual course that continues to inspire and educate learners around the world. We invite you to explore modules […]
Arlington, VA (July 1st 2014) – Colorado College and Fordham University have been selected by Ashoka U as the two newest Changemaker Campuses. They join a diverse group of colleges and universities around the world setting the standard of excellence in social entrepreneurship education around the world. Since it’s founding in 2008, Ashoka U has […]
Jensen Roll, a student at Elon University, describes his organization, H.O.P.E., an organization that provides sustainable support for local food pantries through a certification process with restaurants. Jensen is being featured as part of Ashoka U’s series, “Changemaker of the Week” which highlights extraordinary student changemakers in college and graduate programs around the world. Check […]
The University of Northampton are proud to announce that Wray Irwin, Head of the University’s Centre for Employability and Engagement has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion 2014. Her Majesty The Queen graciously approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that Wray should also receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.