Brown University Changemaker Campus

Brown’s “open curriculum” attracts students with the initiative and skill to craft their own vision of an undergraduate education, at an institution where social responsibility is central to the culture. So what results from this mix? Students whose ambition is not for their own advancement, but rather to make a difference in the world.

The Social Innovation Initiative rpromoting an open culture of collaborative learning and community impact with programming focused in four key areas: venture development, academic connections, campus activities, and life beyond Brown. Our banner program, the ’Social Innovation Fellowship’, is a 15-month program for student entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to get the training, funding, and networking support they need to launch and lead social ventures.

Changemaker Campus

Launched in 2008, Ashoka offers the Changemaker Campus designation to leading institutions in social innovation education. These institutions share the vision for higher education to become the next global driver of social change by transforming the educational experience into a world-changing experience.