Beeta Ansari

Everyone a Teacher – Inspiration from Ashoka U’s Education Track

By David Castro, Ashoka Fellow Imagine… A conference room is filled with diverse leaders poised to create the future of learning—deans of major university schools of education from across the nation, researchers, school leaders, faculty, entrepreneurs and education innovators. Building on weeks of preparation, these leaders spend several days engaged in patient, reflective dialogue surfacing […]

Sonaly Patel

A New Line of Social Enterprise

I had a recent realization – many emerging social enterprises are coming out with similar products and services designed to create the same impact as their preceding counterparts. Many of these new “innovations” are competing only to add marginal benefit. This insight makes me stop and question whether creating social enterprise after social enterprise with similar value propositions is the best way to create social impact.

Gabriel Adibe

What Do Comics and Human Trafficking Have in Common?

For those who don’t know me. I recently graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelors in Sociology. I am a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. And I am a very active member of my community, focused on social issues.

I just wanted to share a few exciting things. Last year several great things happened. Most exciting, I was invited to speak at the 2012 Ashoka U Exchange held at Arizona State University! I also had the privilege to meet several like-minded and awesome people!

Amy Holiday

Laura White on the Disruption Needed in Higher Education: Empathy

This is the first of a series of posts featuring Exchange participants and their understanding of “Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education”. This week we will be featuring Laura White, Tulane senior student and founder of the nonprofit Swim 4 Success. When you ask Laura White about reforming higher education, she doesn’t suggest lofty bureaucratic changes. […]