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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, November 23, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/23/11 Each holiday season, we are reminded to catch up on our charitable giving and philanthropic activity for the year.  This giving season, help us build towards an “Everyone a Changemaker” world!...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, November 22, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/22/11 Eden Full always wanted to be a scientist. At the age of nine, she entered a science competition and built her first solar car. Now, at the age of 19, Full is the founder of a company that...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, November 21, 2011
Submitted by: Ashoka 30th Birthday on 11/21/11 This story was submitted to the Ashoka 30th Birthday Card by Joaquin Leguia, an Ashoka Fellow from Peru since 2003. (As told to Kathleen Franks)If you talk with Joaquin Leguia about his life, he will...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, November 18, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/18/11 Editor's note: This post was written by Ashoka Empathy's Adam Horowitz, and originally featured on the Empathy Blog. Raucous magazine vendors, horn-happy taxi drivers, multi-lingual chatter, the...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, November 17, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/17/11 Editor's note: This post was written by Roshan Paul, Senior Change Manager at Ashoka, and first featured as part of an interview series on Stanford Social Innovation Review.This is the third and...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, November 16, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/16/11 Editor's note: This post was written by Adam Horowitz, Community Manager with Ashoka Empathy.Empathy—the ability to understand what other people are feeling and respond accordingly—is...
Submitted by Erin Fornoff on Wed, November 16, 2011
Ashoka Scandinavia Intern Position Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs - men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Since 1981, we have elected nearly 3000...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, November 15, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/15/11 Editor's note: This post was written by Lauren Dryburgh, an Associate with the Ashoka team. If you live in the city, you know how difficult it can be to connect with nature and, perhaps more...
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/15/11 Eight winners have been selected from the Partnering for Excellence: Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education competition, a search for the most innovative ways...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, November 14, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/14/11 Editor's note: This post was written by Stuart Yasgur, Managing Director at Ashoka and head of Ashoka's Social Investment Entrepreneurs Initiative. It was first published in Americas Quarterly as...
Submitted by on Fri, November 11, 2011
This is a quick summary of our Changemakers colleague Jon Camfield's talk at DCWeek's Hot Tech Trends. Read more about the panel and continue the discussion over at quora. Cross-posted from Jon's blog The trend I'm most interested in right now...
Submitted by on Fri, November 11, 2011
Submitted on Fri, November 11, 2011 This is a quick summary of our Changemakers colleague Jon Camfield's talk at DCWeek's Hot Tech Trends. Read more about the panel and continue the discussion over at quora. Cross-posted from Jon's blog The...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Fri, November 11, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/11/11 Editor's note: This post was written by Renee Manuel, Ashoka Globalizer. Looking for a rush of energy? Forget skydiving or swimming with sharks; try spending a weekend with some of the most...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, November 10, 2011
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 11/10/11 Are you a part of the rooftop revolution? It’s never been easier, explains Ashoka Fellow Billy Parish. He is the co-founder of Solar Mosaic, a marketplace that simplifies the clean energy movement...
Submitted by Erin Fornoff on Thu, November 10, 2011
Introducing Maja Frankel, Director of Ashoka Scandinavia Born in Israel and raised in the southeast of Sweden, Maja grew up on principles of social justice, human rights, and independent thinking. Showing remarkable early empathy and confidence,...