Emily Lamb

Ashoka U June News U Can Use

“Let’s talk Social Innovation” Podcast
University students have an increasing number of ways to make an impact. Luckily many leading colleges and universities are ensuring those students understand how to make an impact that is respectful, relevant and systemic.
 
We invite you to listen in as Andrew Seligsohn, president of Campus Compact, and Marina Kim, executive director of Ashoka U, discuss impact driven education, social innovation, and explore the evolution from social entrepreneurship to social innovation. Listen in here!
 
Ashoka U Commons Applications Open This Month
Applications for our upcoming Commons programs (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018) open on Monday, June 19th. The Commons experience is ideal for anyone seeking structured resources, community expertise, and peer learning environments to advance a campus social innovation ecosystem.

To learn more about the Commons visit our website or contact us directly for more details. Ashoka U will also host an informational webinar about the Commons on Wednesday, July 12th at 12pm EST. Mark your calendars and RSVP here!
  
Ashoka U is Hiring
The Network Weaver will join Ashoka U at a critical moment as we exponentially grow the impact of our work. Our Changemaker Campus network serves as a triggering community, modeling campus-wide excellence and working collectively to make social innovation and changemaking the new norm in higher education.
  
The Network Weaver will create and advance strategies to connect, strengthen, and equip Changemaker Campuses to be field-level influencers and drivers of a movement for changemaker education. Full job description is available here. Ideal candidates will have 7-10 years experience + MA.
   
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Beeta Ansari at bansari@ashoka.org. Your cover letter should outline why you possess the qualifications, experience, passion, and drive to become Ashoka U’s Changemaker Campus Network Weaver.
 
2017 SEE Changemaker Recognition Awards – Applications due June 12
 
The Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN) invites global universities to apply for the 2017 SEE Changemaker Recognition Awards, including the ‘Global Higher Education Institution of the Year’ award. This award category recognizes institutions that are most impactful in supporting and embedding a culture of social entrepreneurship. Apply here. Find information on the Awards here.
 
American Express Leadership Bootcamps – Applications Due June 30
Calling all innovators! Applications for the 2017 Ashoka American Express Leadership Academy Bootcamps for Emerging Innovators are open. Ashoka is looking for the best social change leaders in the world to participate in all-expense paid bootcamps in either Mexico City, NYC, Berlin, Dakar or Nairobi. Apply today!    
   
 
Middlebury June Forum: “Local to Global: Exploring the Changemaking Continuum” – June 12 – 14, 2017
Registration is now open for Middlebury College’s annual June Forum at the Bread Loaf Mountain Campus in Vermont on June 12-14, 2017. This year’s theme is “Local to Global: Exploring the Changemaking Continuum.”  Get your last minute registration here.