Beeta Ansari

Beeta is Ashoka U’s Exchange Director, the world’s largest global convening for social entrepreneurship education.

November News U Can Use

2017 Exchange Early Bird Registration Open Until Nov. 16!

The 2017 Ashoka U Exchange, co-hosted by Miami Dade College, will take place on March 2-4, 2017 in Miami, Florida. You won’t want to miss one of the largest global conferences on educating people to be changemakers. Get a taste for the conversations happening at the 2017 Exchange and check out the newly released agenda here!

To be eligible for the early-bird rate, you must submit your Exchange application no later than November 16. The early bird registration fee is only $699. Beginning on November 17, the registration fee will increase to $850. If you are a student, we hold a limited number of student tickets at the rate of $475. Once sold out, students tickets cost $699.

Apply today!

Spring 2017 Ashoka U Commons Applications Now Open!

Applications are now open for the Ashoka U Commons, a virtual accelerator for institutions developing social innovation education on their campuses.

Over the course of three months, Commons participants, grouped in “cohorts”, collaborate with leaders from peer institutions that are working toward similar goals. Experienced coaches guide participants in developing individualized objectives – such as designing social innovation course curriculum or venture programs – and support in advancing the goals of their cohort.

Applications for the next session of the Commons (January – April 2017) are open now through January 6th, 2017.

Apply today!

Spring 2017 Internships, Ashoka

Passionate about changing the world through social entrepreneurship? Ashoka and Ashoka U are looking for dedicated interns to work in the Ashoka Global office this spring. A variety of part time and full time roles are available. Please send a resume and a cover letter to Emily Lamb, elamb@ashoka.org. Ashoka internships are unpaid and based in Washington DC, starting in January 2017. Click here to learn more.

2017 Case Writing Competition, oikos

oikos is now accepting submissions for the oikos 2017 Case Writing Competition. This year they seek teaching cases about the following topics: Corporate Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Finance. The top submissions will receive a monetary prize. Learn more, including how to submit your case, here. The submissions deadline is December 1st, 2016.

Master of Arts in Social Innovation, University of San Diego + Scholarship Info

University of San Diego has launched a Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. This full or part-time program includes a capstone project that gives students the option to work on a real-world project and receive seed funding through USD’s Social Innovation Challenge. The application deadline is March 15, 2017. Note: 25% tuition discounts available to individuals in the Ashoka U community.

Omprakash Ethical Global Engagement – Grants Now Available

Looking for support to volunteer abroad? Omprakash Ethical Global Engagement Grants support travel, living, and EdGE tuition expenses for exceptional candidates. Grant recipients join the Omprakash EdGE community and volunteer or intern abroad for 3+ months with Omprakash’s international Partner organizations. Learn more here.

Amani Institute – Build a career of meaning and impact!

Applications are now open for Amani Institute’s 9-month post-graduate certificate in Social Innovation Management. Amani’s approach helps participants unlock potential to make an impact, extend global networks, and learn key professional skills from C-suite global leaders. The program begins February 1, including five months online and four months in Nairobi or Sao Paulo. Learn more including how to apply here.

Diploma in Social Innovation, UPEACE Centre for Executive Education

The UN-mandated UPEACE Centre for Executive Education now offers the Diploma in Social Innovation (DSI). This 18-month diploma program focuses on preparing professionals to launch a social business. Click here to learn how to join the global community of leaders. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

“Introduction to Engineering for Global Development” – Free Online Course

Learn about how to design and deliver sustainable solutions with Engineering for Change’s new course! “Introduction to Engineering for Global Development” is a free, on-demand training resource for anyone interested in improving quality of life for under-served communities. Click here for more information.

Ashoka’s #LeadYoung Campaign

The majority of Ashoka Fellows started their first “change” experience before the age of 20. So, to celebrate inspirational young changemakers, we’ve launched the #LeadYoung campaign and invite you join us in honoring movers and shakers of all ages! You can hear their stories as well as share your own here.