Emily Lamb

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

September 2019 News U Can Use

You’re Invited: Speak at the 2020 Ashoka U Exchange

The presenter & facilitator application is now open for the 2020 Exchange, cohosted by the University of St. Thomas on April 16-18, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN. We invite you to share your insights, promising practices, and big ideas for the future of higher education. Read all about itand apply here. Applications open until October 10, 2019.

“Working Across Differences Fund” Grantees Announced

Congratulations! Six institutions have been selected to receive our Working Across Differences Fund grant. Over the course of the next year, these institutions will dive into what it takes to address divisiveness on campus. Read about the grantees here.

Teaching Changemaking 101

Preparing to incorporate changemaking into your course? Rob Harrison, Professor of Communications at Georgian College, created this clear and compelling guide about embedding changemaking in curriculum. And if you want to go deeper, we’ve published achangemaker learning outcomes resource guide.

Featuring #Millionsofchangemakers 

Throughout the next year, we’ll share ways you can help our #Millionsofchangemakers commitment makers to reach their goals:

Join the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge

The Fowler GSIC is a social innovation experience for student-led ventures focused on sustainable change. It provides students with entrepreneurial skills, global connections, and a chance at <$50K in seed funding. Colleges and universities can join through November 31, 2019. Learn more.

Missed our announcement of the 73 commitments to accelerate and spark 200,000 changemakers? Check it out here or read some of the announcements made by commitment makers like Santo Tomas and Loyola University.

In other news, we’re restarting our monthly newsletter in October. Please don’t hesitate to share your professional opportunities, learning opportunities, events, or resources withelamb@ashoka.org.

Professor of Organizational Behavior & Social Innovation, Fordham University

The tenure-track role, part of Gabelli School of Business’s Leading People and Organizations team, will include both research and teaching roles. Fordham invites silo-busting candidates with focus areas or connections to leadership, diversity, entrepreneurship, innovation and/or sustainability fields. Learn more here.

Assistant Director of the Center for Social Impact, North Central College

The Assistant Director will manage social innovation programs and community partnerships, advise student groups, organize events, and teach one course per year. Two positions are available. Learn more.

Assistant Director of Leadership, Ethics and Values, North Central College

The Assistant Director will teach multiple leadership and changemaking courses, advise student groups, and execute co-curricular leadership programs. Learn more.

Director of Finance & Operations of the Taylor Center, Tulane University
In this senior position, the Director is the Center’s business/financial officer and is responsible for management and administration of the Center’s multi-million dollar operational budget and implementation of financial planning and management goals. Learn more.

Associate Product Managers, Schmidt Futures

The Associate Product Manager (APM) program is open to graduating seniors and recent graduates interested in using computer science skills to help solve major societal challenges. Apply by October 1st, 2019. Learn here or see the one-pager here.

Program Manager, Creative Reaction Lab

Creative Reaction Lab is searching for a Program Manager that would thrive in a team-centered, co-creation culture for racial and health equity that centers Black and Latinx youth. The Program Manager will manage youth programs, including the oversight of the national scaling and adoption of youth programming. Learn more here.

Master of Arts in Social Innovation, University of San Diego

USD’s nine-month Master’s in Social Innovation program prepares students to look critically at the roots of social problems and to create sustainable change. Gain an entrepreneurial mindset, leadership skills, and hands-on experience to advance your career. Learn more.

T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge

Calling all changemakers ages 13-23! Are you or someone you know working on an idea that will help the community become more sustainable, inclusive, and connected? Check out Ashoka’s T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge and share what you’re dreaming up and how Ashoka can help. Apply here. Open to U.S. teams through September 26.

Nominations open for Grinnell $100,000 Social Innovation Prize

Grinnell College recognizes changemakers working on the cutting edge of social innovation; leaders creating solutions to pressing social justice issues; and mentors inspiring the next generation of changemakers. No Grinnell affiliation is required. Nominate by 11:59pm on October 7, 2019.

Map the System 2020 Registration Now Open

Map the System, an initiative of the Skoll Centre, is global competition for students and recent graduates. It challenges participants to use a systems-lens and demonstrate a rich understanding of a specific social or environmental issue. Learn more and register here.

8th Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) – Call for Entries

Submissions are now being accepted for the 8th annual Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA 2020). This includes social impact documentaries, virtual reality experiences and impact videosSubmit your films here by October 25.

Digital Transformation in Central Asia Conference – Oct 4-6,2019

This inaugural conference will bring together information technology professionals and changemakers working in Central Asia to discuss the possibilities of Central Asia in the digital age. Learn more and register here.

Impact!Africa Social Entrepreneurship Summit – Dec 4-5, 2019

Impact!Africa Social Entrepreneurship Summit gathers leaders from across Africa to accelerate social innovations addressing some of the most pressing challenges. Hosted by Ashoka and the British Council in Nairobi, Kenya.  Learn more and register here.

The Problem Solver’s Companion: A Practitioners Guide to Starting a Social Enterprise in Canada by Shaun Loney

The Problem Solver’s Companion is for changemakers, practitioners, students and anyone interested in social enterprise. Channeling Shaun’s voice and lived experience, it serves as an approachable, easy-to-read handbook to accompany one’s often winding and non-linear social enterprise journey. Read here.

Social Change Innovators Online Portal

Looking for resources for your campus social change programming? The award winning “Social Change Innovators” online portal shares innovative classroom activities specifically for social impact educators and researchers. Learn more.

Ashoka U launches list-serv for changemaker educators in tech disciplines

Educators from tech disciplines are invited to join our new list-serv to share insights, questions, resources, and opportunities related to tech and changemaking education, responsible innovation, the future of tech, decolonializing humanitarian efforts, and much more. Sign up here.