Millennials — the roughly 80 million Americans born between 1980 and 2000 — are less tied to political religious, and cultural institutions than any generation before them. This institutional disconnect leads to the portrayal of millennials as self-obsessed and politically apathetic. However, it’s not that these young people don’t care, but rather that the top-down […]Read More
Make the U.S. Brighter
Ashoka Fellows have a courageous vision of a bright future.
They dare to ask bold questions: How can we guarantee basic legal protection for all? Or reinvent the foster care system and the roles for those within it? How will we build a more equitable and sustainable economy?
They bring new insights and creative energy to timely social problems. Like the best social entrepreneurs, they challenge the status quo and design transformative solutions that reshape patterns in their fields – whether in education or law or mental health. And their solutions are grounded in deep human understanding and empathy.
This fall, we’re celebrating the bright ideas of the 2014 Class of Ashoka Fellows. We connect each Fellow to channels of support that uplift and accelerate their work. Today, we offer you the opportunity to be one of those channels. With a tax-deductible financial contribution – 100 percent of which goes to the direct, unrestricted funding of our Fellows’ work – you can invest alongside Ashoka in the world that is yet to be. We hope you'll join us in making the world brighter by donating today.
African American women are disproportionately affected by preventable, obesity-related diseases and are dying at higher rates than any other group of women in America. Over 80% of Black women are currently overweight, and a central issue is inactivity and lack of leisure time for self-care. National surveys show that two thirds of African-American women engage […]Read More
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In Their Words
Jill Vialet, Founder of Playworks, Ashoka Fellow since 2004
Eric Dawson, Founder of Peace First, Ashoka Fellow since 2007