Emily Lamb

Ashoka U September News U Can Use

Must Read! AAC&U’s publication on “Social Innovation and Civic Engagement”
We know students can gain a sense of efficacy through projects focused on social innovation; we also know they can ground this work in community-identified priorities through civic engagement experiences. Yet too often, social innovation and civic engagement efforts are separate from each other. 
 
The summer issue of AAC&U’s Diversity & Democracy, title “Social Innovation and Civic Engagement,” explores how colleges and universities are connecting these related areas of work. The publication also features our very own Marina Kim and Erin Krampetz, co-founders of Ashoka U. Check it out here!
 
2017 Ashoka U Exchange – Important Application Update!
We’re more excited than ever for our premiere annual gathering of changemaker educators, the Ashoka U Exchange! Don’t miss your chance to apply to attend or to share your work on the agenda before it’s too late. 
 
Co-hosted by Miami Dade College on March 2-4, 2017 in Miami, Florida, we’ll explore some of the top promising practices that are transforming colleges and universities around the world into hubs of meaningful social change. Start your user profile and application here.
 
DATES TO REMEMBER: 
  • October 5 – Presentation proposal deadline. Click here to submit. Important note: 75% of our content is sourced from attendees 
  • November 2 – “Early Bird” registration opens (Early Bird registration price at $699). Please note: all interested individuals must apply to attend before they can register 
  • November 16 – “Early Bird” registration deadline (Regular registration price at $850) 
  • February 7 – General application deadline
 
Director of Communications & Design, Ashoka Changemakers
The Director of Communications & Design will report directly to the Executive Partner and will oversee the creation and management of communications and design across a wide range of philanthropic and corporate partnerships. This includes responsibility for brand, media channels and web properties, including our pioneering Changemakers.com platform. Click here to learn more, including how to apply.
 
2017 Fellows, Venture For America
Venture for America is a selective nonprofit fellowship program empowering recent college graduates to launch their careers as leading entrepreneurs while supporting key revitalization efforts in American cities.Click here to learn more, including how to apply! The first application deadline is September 26.
 
College for Social Innovation
Looking for an innovative, high quality, immersive opportunity to learn the skills necessary to become effective social change agents?  College for Social Innovation provides undergraduate students credited semester-long internships in the social sector, putting them on a path to a career of purpose.  For more information about how to get involved, contact Lisa Jackson atlisa.jackson@collegeforsocialinnovation.org.
       
Leadership exCHANGE 2017 Global Leadership Programs
Applications are now open for the award winning 2017 Global Leadership programs, “Creativity, Design & Human Rights” and “New Venture Planning”. Click here to learn more, including how to apply and find scholarship opportunities.Preferred status for individuals involved with Ashoka.  
 
Net Impact Conference – November 3-5, 2016
Join Net Impact leaders in Philadelphia, November 3-5, for the 2016 Net Impact Conference – the premier gathering of students and professionals committed to making lasting social and environmental impact with their careers. Use our partner discount “C16_DISC_ASHOKA” to get 20% off #NI16. Register here.
 
Book Highlight – Changemakers: Educating with Purpose
Drawing upon the knowledge and experience of educators within the AshokaChangemaker Schools Network, Ashoka presents Changemakers: Educating with Purpose. Written through a five day collaborative writing process, Changemakersserves as an engaging and applicable introduction to what Ashoka refers to as “changemaker education.” Books now available on Amazon and Kindle.