Emily Lamb

Categories Announced for the 7th Annual Cordes Innovation Awards

Ashoka U and the Cordes Foundation are proud to recognize leading models of social innovation education through the Cordes Innovation Award. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding programmatic innovations that transform how colleges and universities foster changemaking education on campus. History of the Award The Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Award was established in 2011, at the first […]

Emily Lamb

Ashoka U September News U Can Use

Must Read! AAC&U’s publication on “Social Innovation and Civic Engagement” We know students can gain a sense of efficacy through projects focused on social innovation; we also know they can ground this work in community-identified priorities through civic engagement experiences. Yet too often, social innovation and civic engagement efforts are separate from each other.    […]

Rise of the Sophisticated Changemaker

By Marina Kim & Erin Krampetz, Co-Founders of Ashoka U 

Many of us are working as educators and practitioners to help students develop the mindsets and skill sets of changemakers, even if we use different names for this work. Each of our various educational approaches to social change—from civic engagement and service learning to social innovation and philanthropy—offers valuable perspectives and different strengths for addressing a spectrum of social challenges.