Emily Lamb

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

October 2019 News U Can Use

2020 Exchange Presenter & Facilitator Application due in 10 Days!

There is still time to share how you’re bringing changemaker education to life on your campus. The Exchange presenter and facilitator application is due October 10. Submit your presentation here.

What’s Ahead for Youth (and the world)?

Catalyzing transformational change is ahead. Meet one of the many leaders in this charge: Katie Eder, an Ashoka Young Changemaker and co-organizer of the recent youth lead Climate Strike. She’s also a co-founder of the Future Coalition, a network of 40 youth-led orgs that provides tools they need to create change. Hear what makes her tick and her vision for co-led youth movements.

Highlights from Ashoka U #MillionsofChangemakers

The First Act Fund, from #MillionsofChangemakers commitment maker Coding it Forward & Schmidt Futures, will provide up to $10,000 to young people who are creating significant technical solutions for some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Deadline for submissions is October 16. Learn more.

Read about the other 72 #MillionsofChangemakers commitments here.

In other news, we’re shifting back to a monthly newsletter. Please don’t hesitate to share your professional opportunities, learning opportunities, events, or resources with elamb@ashoka.org.

Director of Search, Watson University (Boca Raton, Florida)

Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Student Social Innovation Challenge
The Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Student Social Innovation Challenge is a new challenge platform for university students to come together and develop innovative solutions to problems associated with poverty. The best ideas will win up to $20,000 to help transform them into a successful enterprise. The Fall Virtual Challenge kicks off on October 15. Learn more and register your team here.

Spring 2020 Watson Incubator

Are you an 18 to 25-year-old early-stage social entrepreneurs ready to take your venture to the next level? Or do you know one? Applications are now open for the spring cohort, which will provide training necessary to launch a venture, mentorship from leading entrepreneurs and practitioners, and a global community of mission-driven leaders. Apply or nominate here. Apply by October 15, 2019.

Gen2Gen Innovation Fellowship

Are you tapping the talent of adults 50+ to help children age 0-5? Apply now to Encore.Org’s Gen2Gen Innovation Fellowship. Five fellows will receive $5,000, a suite of communications tools and support designed to boost visibility, contacts and funding. Apply by October 17. Learn more.

2020 Grunin Prize for Law

The 3rd annual Grunin Prize for Law recognizes innovative impact projects by lawyers to advance the fields of social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Apply by January 15, 2020. Learn more.

Canadian Changemaker Education Research Forum – Call for Proposals

The Forum, hosted by Ashoka Cananda in Toronto on January 15, 2020, will bring together researchers, practitioners, and theorists to discuss “changemaking” practice and theory. Presentation proposals are due October 18. See the “Call for Proposals” here.

2020 CGI U – April 17-19, 2020

The 2020 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is co-hosted by the University of Edinburgh in Scotland on April 17-19, 2020. CGI U is an international meeting hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton for students eager to learn how to turn their ideas into action. Apply by November 4. Learn more.

Tech & Changemaking Resources: For Professors + Universities

Looking to bring ethics and changemaking into a tech-discipline? Ashoka U has curated a list of recommended books, research, conferences, and funding opportunities just for you. Learn moreThis is part of Ashoka U’s series about “Tech & Changemaking”.