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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, December 3, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 12/03/14 The global community of Ashoka deeply mourns the loss of fellow Ibrahim Sobham. His visionary concept of “putting young people in charge” became a model in later years for the Youth Venture idea and Ashoka’s current work transforming the youth years. Ibrahim, the first Ashoka fellow elected from...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, December 1, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 12/01/14 With the events in Ferguson, MO dominating the news and the national conversation, it's easy to feel powerless, and cynical. But let's remember that in communities like Ferguson -- and similar ones all across the U.S. -- there are changemakers for the good championing creative ideas to bring the U.S. to...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, November 24, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 11/24/14 Jose Salcedo was one of the winners of Youth Venture and MTV Tr3s Agents of Change Campaign back in 2010. The campaign spotlighted the issues that affect the Hispanic community in the US including immigration, education, financial access, cultural integration, among others. Jose Salcedo represented a...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, November 6, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 11/06/14 Today is the day. After seven months, 632 entries from 63 countries, and the selection of 305 Pacesetters and 30 Pioneers, we are proud to announce the 10 Champions in the Re-imagine Learning Challenge. These 10 Champions were introduced on stage at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, October 16, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 10/16/14 "Everyone wants to "make a difference" but with an overwhelming array of charitable causes and organizations, the question is:how? Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn set out to find the answer in their new book, A Path Appears." In a book that features opportunities and inspiration...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, October 16, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 10/16/14 "A Path Appears," by Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn  is about making a difference here and abroad. According to its publisher it is  a  sweeping tapestry of people who are using research, evidence-based strategies, and brilliant ideas to make the world a better place and a guide to...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 10/10/14 Ashoka is honored to announce the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday, October 10, 2014 to Ashoka fellow Kailash Satyarthi from India and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai a passionate advocate for education.The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the two "for their struggle against the suppression of young...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, September 18, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/18/14 Join a community of innovators making the most of information and communication technologies to create social impact and change the world!How do YOU use ICT to create social impact?"ICT for the sake of ICT is a waste of precious resources. We are delighted to have worked with partners like Ashoka who...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, September 16, 2014
Submitted by: John Converse Townsend on 09/16/14 Young people everywhere crave having a purpose in our rapidly changing world. This has serious social, economic, and political implications for the sub-Saharan Africa region because it is on track to have the largest youth population in the world by 2050. Already, according to a new World Bank...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, September 10, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/10/14 Editor's Note: Below is a Q&A with Timothy J. McClimon is president of the American Express Foundation and vice president for Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express. Read more about the Ashoka American Express Emerging Innovators Bootcamp on the 2014 Emerging...