Emily Lamb

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

Ashoka U April News U Can Use

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“The Leaders Disrupting Higher Education, and What We Can Learn from Them”

Hear from former Changemaker Campus student, Matt Barr, as he explores how college and university leaders defy the odds and work across an entire institution to transform it into a hub for social innovation. Read Matt’s insights here.


Jobs & Fellowships

Assistant Director of the Center for Social Innovation, Boston College

The Assistant Director, reporting directly to the Director of the Center for Social Innovation, will be responsible for fundraising, marketing and communications, research, training, and the implementation of various projects hosted by the Center. The Assistant Director will also work with social sector organizations to support leadership development and the implementation of innovation. Learn more, including how to apply, here.

Baltimore Corps Fellowship

Baltimore Corps Fellowship is a network of professionals leading impact-oriented initiatives in Baltimore City, the social change capital of America. Fellows are placed in a Baltimore nonprofit, social enterprise or government agency for one year. Focus areas include health, education and workforce development. Learn more, including how to apply here. Application deadline is 4/15.


Certificate Programs & Summer Engagements

Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management, Amani Institute

This program, through the Amani Institute, provides professional training, work experience and connections to a global network necessary to kick-start a career in the social change sector. Beginning in July 2016, it is 6-months online and 4-months on the ground in Brazil or Kenya, allowing participants to learn from an emerging hub of social innovation in a flipped global approach. Learn more, including how to apply, here.

Institute for Entrepreneurship and Social Impact (ESI), George Mason University

ESI is a three-week certificate program, July 10-30, 2016 near Washington, DC, designed to introduce participants to the emerging field of social enterprise. Students will engage with leaders in the business, policy, and nonprofit sectors while enhancing their leadership, business, and presentation skills. Learn more, including how to participate, here or contact Jim Burke, ESI Coordinator, jburke23@gmu.edu.

HELIO Summer Program

Join other student changemakers from around the world in July 2016 in Japan for the ‘Human Ecology Lab and Island Odyssey’ to redesign higher education. Delivered in Partnership by Ashoka Japan,College of the Atlanticand DSIL Global. Applications, here, are due by 4/15. Please note the funding is provided to Fellows.

Designing for Social Innovation + Leadership (DSIL) Field Training

Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership, in partnership with the Center for Executive Education, the UN University for Peace, is an alternative executive education program designed for active professionals who are ready to grow their knowledge, skills and network through live online sessions and 10-day field immersions on the ground in Asia. Applications, here, are due by 5/15.

Mycelium Startup Incubator

Join Mycelium and other budding social entrepreneurs, starting in July 2016, for a personalized, 12 week startup incubator program. Participants will work through core elements of starting a venture with diverse industry professionals, a cohort of peers, and 1-on-1 entrepreneurial coaches.  This program is for individuals with startups within three years of development. Learn more, including how to apply here.

Leadership exCHANGE Summer Programs

Leadership exCHANGE offers intensive global leadership programs throughout the year in Prague, Rome and Raliegh for aspiring social entrepreneurs and change agents.  Apply today to be part of the summer cohorts in July 2016. Partial scholarships are available. Preferred status for those involved with Ashoka.


Conferences & Trainings

2016 Changemaker Student Summit

The 2016 Changemaker Student Summit, hosted by the University of Northampton in Northampton, England on July 29-31, 2016, will gather student changemakers from around the world with a passion and drive to create sustainable change through innovation and creative leadership. Summit sessions will address the UN’s Global Goals: fighting and reducing inequality. Learn more, including how to register, on the Summit website.

Middlebury College’s June Forum

Join Middlebury for its fifth annual June Forum, June 11–14, 2016, on the Middlebury Bread Loaf Campus, hosted by the Center for Social Entrepreneurship. This year’s themes will be “Mindfulness, Inclusivity, and Best Practices.” Participants will explore how mindfulness and inclusivity can enhance social innovation education. To join the Forum, register here.

Transformative Action Institute Summer Trainings

Scott Sherman of the Transformative Action Institute (TAI), a 2016 Cordes Innovation Award Hall of Fame inductee, is hosting two summer trainings:

  • Transformative Education training, June 8-10 in New York City, will connect likeminded educators and provide key resources to teach key 21st century skills to empower the next generation of changemakers. Register here.
  • Transformative Facilitation training will teach the specific skills for how best to engage and motivate any audience. TAI will host two separate trainings: July 13-15 in Colorado and July 20-22 in Los Angeles. Register for the Colorado training here and the Los Angeles training here.

The Art and Craft of Facilitating Learning SpacesMasterclass

KAOSPILOT is hosting The Art and Craft of Facilitating Learning Spaces, a three-day masterclass on June 13-15 in New York City for educators to explore how to inspire and facilitate creativity and innovation in learning. Learn more, including how to register, here.


Other Opportunities

Nourish International

Nourish International is a network of student-led chapters at colleges and universities that addresses global poverty through social entrepreneurship. Nourish is seeking new Chapter Founders that want to make a tangible impact on their campuses and the lives of others. For more information and to apply, visit the Chapter Founders page.


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