Emily Lamb

Emily manages the Changemaker Campus network, a collective of post-secondary institutions dedicated to making changemaking a norm in higher education.

2020 April News U Can Use

Changemaking in the time of Coronavirus

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best resources and stories, from wellbeing guides to community engagement practices, about changemakers in higher education responding to COVID-19.  Check out the list and send us your stories.

And here are 12 inspiring examples of how Ashoka Fellows around the world are responding to the crisis  — all while imagining the post-pandemic world.

Join Our Virtual Exchange + #MillionsofChangemakers Poster Session

What are changemaker educators envisioning for our future? You’re invited to follow along on Twitter, using #AUX2020, as we host our first-ever virtual Exchange The agenda boasts 50+ sessions and 2 plenaries about equipping faculty, staff, and students for times of rapid change. 

Curious about leading models in social innovation education? Check out this live virtual poster session featuring 10 finalists for our #MillionsofChangemakers Award, April 14-17.

Old Normal to New Normal: Our opportunity for equitable innovation and resilience

COVID-19 has no doubt made an imprint on our current reality and will impact how our future will unfold. Read Ashoka U Co-Founder & Executive Director Marina Kim’s reflections on how a crisis can lead to opportunities for a better and more inclusive future – in higher education and beyond. Read here.

Visiting Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship for the Liberal Arts, Tulane University (New Orleans, LA, USA)


EXPERIENCIAS ONLINE SIGNIFICATIVAS es un programa online de 4 semanas, desarrollado por Ashoka y 2811, para adquirir herramientas y acompañarnos en el desarrollo de ambientes de aprendizaje virtual con sentido. Durante el proceso, los participantes tendrán acceso a recursos, tutoriales y conversaciones grupales para compartir mejores prácticas. Registrar aqui.

Rapid Response Grants, Peace First

Young people, ages 13-15, are invited to apply for Peace First’s rapid response grants to address COVID-19. The application is open to youth around the world. Learn more here.

“Facing Pandemic” Online Learning Community, Omprakash

Omprakash has launched two free, online learning communities to support individuals and social impact organizations as they adapt to global disruptions caused by COVID-19: “Solidarity & Storytelling across Differences,” and “Grassroots NGO & CBO Resilience.”  No lectures; this is about dialogue & discovery. Join here.

Virtual Service Opportunities

Omprakash offers a free network of online volunteering opportunities with grassroots social impact organizations in over 40 countries.  Browse opportunities and apply here.

Virtual Writing Retreats

Tulane University’s Taylor Center Research and Scholarship program will host virtual Writing Retreats on Fridays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm US Central Time. Anyone with social innovation-themed writing projects is invited, including students and community partners. Sign up and learn more here.

PIVOT Conference 2020: Towards the Pluriverse, June 4 2020

Tulane University’s Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking is hosting a one-day virtual unconference about the many perspectives, or many Centers, that inform design practices. Abstracts due April 20. Contributions are welcomed from across disciplines including design, social sciences, policy, anthropology, history, and others. Learn more.

Our collective heart is innovating in response to COVID-19, let’s make sure it has a long-term impact

How can we harness the collective heart bubbling up in our communities to ensure that it shapes a better future? Read this inspiring thought piece from the Office of Social Innovation at CQUniversity, one of nearly 45 institutions in the Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses network.

A Care Package for Uncertain Times, OnBeing

Our friends at OnBeing, a radio show and podcast dedicated to the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, community, and the arts, put together a collection of podcasts, poetry, meditations and reflection for processing this moment. Enjoy and be well.

Wellbeing Tips for Working Online

Millions of employees and students are navigating a new world of online work. How can we bridge the distance to build a culture of community and care? 7 wellbeing tips drawn from Ashoka’s experience connecting across continents.