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CELEBRATING CHANGEMAKERS<br />
ACROSS AMERICA

CELEBRATING CHANGEMAKERS ACROSS AMERICA

LET'S SEE YOUNG PEOPLE<br />
AS CHANGEMAKERS

LET'S SEE YOUNG PEOPLE AS CHANGEMAKERS

WHAT WILL THE WORLD LOOK LIKE IN 5 YEARS?<br />
LOOK AHEAD WITH ASHOKA

WHAT WILL THE WORLD LOOK LIKE IN 5 YEARS? LOOK AHEAD WITH ASHOKA

ASHOKA FELLOWS CREATE<br />
ROLES FOR EVERYONE

ASHOKA FELLOWS CREATE ROLES FOR EVERYONE

CHANGEMAKING: THE HUMAN FACTOR<br />
IN THE COMING TECH ERA

CHANGEMAKING: THE HUMAN FACTOR IN THE COMING TECH ERA

Ashoka is the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. We pioneered the field 35 years ago and have supported more than 3,500 Ashoka Fellows across the globe, guiding them to grow unexpected ideas into transformative social progress.

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How are rats useful in locating land mines? Why is it good to get to know yourself in extreme situations? Read the fascinating, moving and astounding stories of our Ashoka Fellows and discover insights you can use.

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Our partners are the pioneers and enablers of social change. They support Ashoka's growth and our Fellows. Want to explore becoming part of our partner network? Learn about some of the possibilities.

How does Ashoka work?

Ashoka supports the people and the ideas that we believe have the best chance of solving the most pressing social problems of our era.

Our team is in a constant process of discovery: of searching and learning and investigating with the goal of unearthing truly pioneering solutions that have the potential to shift entire industries. And you can help us find those solutions..

Social entrepreneurs imagine a new way forward and build it for everyone. They respond to society's urgent problems with extraordinary leverage, creativity and commitment, and open ways for others to contribute as changemakers. Ashoka gives them a lifelong home, visibility, and meaningful connections across every growth and impact stage.

Our 250+ Ashoka Fellows in the United States are at the leading edge of the most significant social and economic issues of our time—increasing access to quality education and healthcare, introducing solutions to mass incarceration, facilitating economic development on American Indian land, improving mental health resources for returning veterans, and even designing new methods of carbon-trapping ocean farming that nourish us while restoring waters and combatting climate change. Learn more about them here.

35 years of experience and the largest global network of social entrepreneurs means that Ashoka has learned a great deal about the ingredients that make transformative change possible. Our unique birds-eye perspective informs our own organizational priorities and initiatives, and we use every occasion we can to share what we are learning and seeing with the world.

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Where American Renewal Begins

Sarah Hemminger grew up in Indiana understanding the debilitating power of social isolation. When she was a girl, her father…

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