Emily Lamb

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

December News U Can Use

There are a lot of things we’re excited about these days and we hope you are, too!

Just Released – Site Visit locations at the 2018 Ashoka U Exchange

Check out this list of inspiring organizations that Ashoka U Exchange attendees will have the opportunity to visit.

From tapping the minds of Bridgespan consultants, to getting your hands on some life changing barbells at Inner City Weightlifting, we’ve got an amazing list of organizations to choose from (and there are more to come!).

If you don’t have your ticket yet, now is your chance to register for Ashoka U’s 9th annual Ashoka U Exchange, co-hosted by Babson College in Boston on April 5-7, 2018.

Scholarships are available.  Boston area students can also volunteer at the conference in exchange for a free ticket.

Looking to Spark Campus Wide Change? Learn from the best.

Applications for the 2018 Ashoka U Commons spring cohort are due January 22.

In the Commons, Ashoka U’s virtual changemaker education accelerator program, you’ll get support from an experienced coach to advance your institution’s social innovation ecosystem, while also accelerating your own leadership.        

“I can’t imagine doing this work without access to colleagues who have been there before.  I’m so grateful for the Commons experience and to know that I can continue to learn from my cohort in the future.”   – Cynthia Sarver, Assistant Director, Social Innovation Collaboratory, University of St Thomas

Make 2018 the year that social innovation comes to life on your campus! Learn more here or contact Ali at afranekel@ashoka.org to discuss your fit for the program.

Changemaker Campus Program grows to 45, increasingly Diverse Campuses

Ashoka U has designated three new Changemaker Campuses, bringing the total in the Changemaker Campus network to 45 institutions across nine countries. Get a snapshot of each new campus here

3 Critical Questions Changemaker Learning Outcomes Can Help Us Answer

What does it mean to prepare students to become changemakers?  Ashoka U hopes to provide an answer to this question through our newest project to collect and share the learning outcomes driving changemaker education. Click here to learn more!

Assistant Director of Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, North Central College

North Central College (IL) has launched a new Center for Social Impact, as is looking for an energetic leader to join an entrepreneurial team to help build community partnerships, implement local service experiences, direct domestic and international immersion trips, and more. Learn more.

Multiple Opportunities at Sequoya School

Sequoyah School, a K-12 independent school in Pasadena, CA offers an innovative college-preparatory curriculum in a progressive, diverse, humanistic environment. The school is seeking candidates to fill three senior administrative positions and several faculty positions to start in the next school year.

 Semester Incubator and Bachelor’s Degree, Watson Institute

Applications are open for fall 2018 programs! Watson is searching for the grittiest young social innovators out there for the Semester Incubator and Bachelor’s Degree programs, in partnership with Lynn University. Strong applicants have a powerful idea for social, economic or environmental change, and a strong track record in the social impact space. Final Deadline is March 15. Learn more and apply here.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management (Spring 2018), Amani Institute

Learn cutting-edge professional and entrepreneurial skills, and build a global network of globally recognized changemakers through the Amani Institute’s award-winning Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management. Programs are based in Brazil and India. Applications due December 22.

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 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.

 Blueprint – February 2-3, 2018, Durham, NC

Blueprint, hosted by Duke Conservation Technology, is an annual gathering of impassioned students ideating disruptive solutions to environmental challenges alongside field experts and social entrepreneurs. College/University students are invited to Durham for this free event. Space is limited. Learn more.

Elevating Impact Summit – February 9, 2018, Portland, OR

How does thinking in opposites reveal solutions to complex problems? How do you measure social impact? How do social entrepreneurs change systems? Explore these questions at the Elevating Impact Summit, hosted by Portland State University, with leaders from across sectors. Get 20% off with our discount code PARTNER18 when you register here.

IMAGINE Social Good – March 23-25, 2018, Richmond, VA

IMAGINE Social Good, hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University, is a free summit  to connect and empower student changemakers who are running, expanding, preparing to launch or simply considering the pursuit of a social good project. Register here

 Social Startup Success by Kathleen Kelly Janus

Want to make a difference? Pre-order your copy of Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up and Make a Difference, a new book by Stanford Lecturer and social entrepreneur Kathleen Kelly Janus to learn valuable tools for testing, measuring impact, funding experimentation, collective leadership and storytelling. Order your copy today!

The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur by Jonathan Lewis

Are you looking for something to gift community leaders, activists, and educators in your life? Look no further than The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur. It’s compendium of 21 original essays and insights about the challenges and questions every social entrepreneur thinks about. The Kindle and e-book versions are now available for only 99 cents on Amazon. Order your copy today!

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

Engine of Impact identifies seven elements that distinguish high-achieving organizations. By offering crucial insights on these essentials of strategic leadership, Bill Meehan and Kim Jonker show how nonprofits can attract greater financial support and leverage that funding to maximum effect. Order your copy today!

So You Want to Change the World podcast

Pursuing careers and lives that create meaningful change isn’t easy. This podcast features interviews of Millennials succeeding at the front lines of equity and social justice work. They authentically share the stories of the challenges, successes, and setbacks they face professionally and personally. Listen here.

Your fast track to global citizenship education

SIMA Classroom is a current-affairs “Netflix for changemakers”. A dynamic higher ed goldmine, uniquely curated to take your students from empathy to critical thinking through documentaries and VR chosen from over 140 countries by the annual Social Impact Media Awards. Start your free trial.

Funding and collaboration platform for campus organizations

The Enlight Foundation has launched the Crew Youth Collaborative to help crack the collaboration code between changemaker organizations on campuses. Learn more about their online platform, collaboration community, and funding opportunities.

“News U Can Use” is Ashoka U’s quarterly e-newsletter (March, June, September, December). Please send content for the Ashoka U “News U Can Use” to Emily Lamb, elamb@ashoka.org, including a title and 40-word description with relevant links and contact information.


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