Changemaker Central – 2013 Awardee

Established in the fall of 2011, Changemaker Central is a student-led university-based initiative with co-working spaces at all four Arizona State University (ASU) campuses. Changemaker Central supports students in community service, entrepreneurship, service learning, and high impact careers. Their social entrepreneurship programs include: 1) 10,000 Solutions, a collaborative online platform where students and community members can submit solutions for challenges they have identified and 2) the ASU Innovation Challenge that supports students in developing their idea, forming a team, identifying a mentor, creating a business plan, and pitching their idea to a panel of judges. The grand-prize winner receives $10,000 to implement his or her project. For example, G3 Box has been able to secure funding to manufacture medical clinics made from discarded shipping containers.

Cordes Innovation Awards

In partnership with Cordes Foundation, Ashoka U seeks to recognize globally relevant teaching, learning, and partnership practices that may be adapted and replicated across the field.