In the United States, one in four students fails to graduate, 88% of whom cite “boredom” as the primary reason. Andrew Mangino is attempting to engage students and change schools from the inside out, realizing that creating a world of creative changemakers cannot happen without an adequate supply of role models and instigators to engage young […]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.
Our laws and legal structures too often represent barriers to new forms of economic activity – from worker and housing cooperatives to urban farms to time banks. Janelle is shaping a new field of “sharing law” that re-imagines the law and lawyers as catalysts for the kind of economic activity that promotes shared ownership, community […]Read More
Ashoka, as told by members of our community.
In Their Words
Jill Vialet, Founder of Playworks, Ashoka Fellow since 2004
Eric Dawson, Founder of Peace First, Ashoka Fellow since 2007