Emily Lamb

Emily leads the Exchange, Ashoka U's annual gathering for global leaders in social innovation education. She also supports communications on the Ashoka U team.

September News U Can Use

2019 Ashoka Exchange: Session Proposal Deadline is Approaching! 

Session proposals for the 2019 Exchange “Beyond Boundaries and Borders: Expanding Possibilities for the Future of Higher Education” are due September 26 by 6:00pm PT. We’re accepting proposals for best practice sessions, workshops, Big Idea Talks, facilitator roles, and more. Learn more.

Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, North Central College

North Central College seeks a dynamic new Director for our Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (“ConVerge”). The Center serves students, engages faculty, and supports alumni and community members in the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem in the greater Chicago area. Learn more.

Manager of the Changemaker Campus Program, Simon Fraser University

The Manager of the SFU Changemaker Campus Program will mage university-wide activities and programs related to Ashoka U and other social innovation activities on campus. Learn more

Fall Ashoka U Interns

Join our team this fall (September to December). We’re looking for dedicated, innovative interns to join us in the Ashoka Global Headquarters in Washington, DC. Learn more.

$100,000 Grinnell College Innovator in Social Justice Prize

Do you know somebody who is: A change-maker working on the cutting edge of social innovation?  A visionary tackling immediate challenges while also addressing related systemic issues? Nominate this person for the Grinnell College Innovator in Social Justice Prize.  Deadline for nomination is Oct. 8th.

Spring 2019 Watson Institute

Watson Institute, a revolutionary new model of higher education for next-generation innovators and social entrepreneurs, is searching the globe for those gritty idealists and pioneers who believe they can change the world. Applications to their Spring Semester Incubator is open! Learn more.

Online Master’s of Arts in Social Impact, Claremont Lincoln University

Are you a changemaker or social entrepreneur that is dedicated to creating positive and sustainable impact within your community? The M.A. in Social Impact teaches you to envision and implement programs that generate positive and sustainable impact within your community—and beyond. Apply for the Fall.

“Mission Impossible? Measuring Outcomes and Impact” Fall Online Course, UN University of Peace

Want to identify or develop a new idea? Need to determine project effectiveness and provide compelling data for donors and investors? Sign up for Mission Impossible? Measuring Outcomes and Impact online course, by the UN University for Peacestarting October 15, 2018

Bspark Leadership Academy

This 9-month, part-time learning adventure provides young talented changemakers with new skills, mindset and connections to impact their world. An out of the box leadership program for all professional backgrounds. Our first cohort is 80% subsidized!Application deadline: September 10, 2018.

Last Call! Submit your Abstract for the 15th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference

The 15th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, taking place on Nov 2-3, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA, is now accepting abstracts. Be part of the agenda and discuss emerging concepts in social entrepreneurship, social innovation, sustainability and impact with scholars, researchers, and practitioners from around the world. Submit your abstract by September 9th, 2018 to kickul@marshall.usc.edu.

Engine of Impact by William F. Meehan III & Kim Starkey Jonker

The new book, Engine of Impact, identifies seven elements that distinguish high-achieving organizations. By leveraging crucial insights on the essentials of strategic leadership, you can learn how to successfully equip future changemakers to unleash the full potential of the nonprofit sector. Order your copy here.

Purposeful Hustle by Deanna Singh

Purposeful Hustle, a new book by Deanna Singh, is a step-by-step guide to help answer the question: “How do I use my talents, skills, and resources to create a greater impact?” Pre-order your copy here.

Sign Up for IssueVoter

Make sure your voice is heard! IssueVoter, a non-partisan, online platform, summarizes bills into laymen’s terms, along with points from both sides, and provides a personalized report card tracking your rep’s votes. When you sign-up you’ll get alerts before Congress votes and be able to send opinions directly to representative. Sign up in 15 seconds hereThis is currently just available for US based issues

Where in the World is Ashoka U?

You can find our team all around the world through November! Team member Luciana Goles will be at the Latin American Social Innovation Network Conference onSeptember 26 – 28, 2018 in Medellin and Bogota, Colombia.  Jessica Lax will be presenting with Rahnuma Ahsan from Miami Dade College, and Jerrid Kalakay from Valencia College at the 2018 NACCE Annual Conference in Fort Worth Texas on Oct. 7-10th. Their workshop is titled: Graduating Changemakers – How and Why to Integrate Changemaking, Empathy, and Social Entrepreneurship into Your Programs.