Ashoka Fellow Organizations in the Twin Cities
The Local Ashoka Fellow Organizations
Below is a list of Ashoka Fellow organizations that have scaled into the Twin Cities but are headquartered elsewhere.
Playworks, founded by Ashoka Fellow Jill Vialet
Providing healthy, inclusive recess and play to low-income schools across the country to positively affect achievement and learning in the classroom.
TimeBanks USA, founded by Ashoka Fellow Edgar Cahn
Offering a way for people to care for one another through traditional volunteer means, as well as bank their volunteer time for their own current and future needs.
KIPP, founded by Ashoka Fellows Mike Feinberg & David Levin
Changing the way public schools educate disadvantaged children through securing contractual commitments by students, parents, and teachers to do whatever is required to ensure the students’ academic success.
The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, founded by Ashoka Fellow Ron Chisom
Recognizing and undoing individual and institutional racism through a multi-tier strategy (both external and internalized), learning from history, sharing culture, experientially developing leadership and building a network of anti-racist leaders.
Genesys Works, founded by Ashoka Fellow Rafael Alvarez
Transforming schools and changing the trajectory of life for inner-city youth by training and employing them to provide technical services to major corporations during their senior year in high school.
Teach For America, founded by Ashoka Fellow Wendy Kopp
Transforming public education by recruiting future leaders to teach.
Student African American Brotherhood, founded by Ashoka Fellow Tyrone Bledsoe
Creating a nationwide brotherhood of African American students committed to lifelong leadership and service through principled, reciprocal and service-oriented communities of peers.
Specialisterne Minnesota, founded by Ashoka Fellow Thorkil Sonne
Actively working to hire employees with autism, and to assess, train and secure employment in the corporate sector for people with autism and similar challenges.