2019 Exchange Hosts

Ashoka U is excited to partner with University of San Deigo, California and co-host the 2019 Exchange in San Diego, California.

About Ashoka U

Ashoka U is an initiative of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. Building on Ashoka’s vision for a world where Everyone is a Changemaker, Ashoka U takes an institutional change approach to impact the education of millions of students. Ashoka U helps break down barriers to institutional change and fosters a culture of social innovation in higher education. Ashoka U’s global network of 150 colleges and universities is advancing an education that develops interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial, and solutions-oriented skills.

About Ashoka

Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has elected and supported over 3,000 Fellows – social entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems – in over 70 countries. Ashoka’s support includes start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to their global network of Ashoka Fellows. Ashoka envisions an Everyone a Changemaker world, capable of responding quickly and effectively to social challenges, and in which each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change.

About University of California San Diego

The University of California San Diego embodies the spirit of innovators and disruptors who challenge the status quo for the sake of making positive change. One of the top 15 research universities in the world, UC San Diego is also ranked by Washington Monthly as one of the nation’s top universities for social mobility, research and serving the public interest. Perched above the Pacific in sunny San Diego, the campus is driving change far beyond its walls to advance society, propel economic growth and make our world a better place.  Making positive change is part of  the DNA at UC San Diego. That’s why the campus has been recognized as a “Changemaker Campus” by Ashoka U as a leader in social innovation and changemaking.