What's the Endgame of Knowledge?
Once, long ago, social change meant “give a man a fish.” Then we figured out that “teach a man to fish” could be more lasting. Innovative knowledge entrepreneurs in rural areas of India, Africa and Latin America are taking things one step further. The latest direction would best be summarized as,...
Excerpt from The Big Shift: A Roadmap to Innovation for an Aging Population
Editor's note: The following is adapted from Civic Ventures founder and Ashoka Fellow Marc Freedman's latest book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife. With the first of 78 million baby boomers turning 65 this year, Freedman challenges an aging society to reimagine the decades...
Maurice Miller proves those in poverty are social solutions, not problems
Like many Ashoka Fellows, Maurice Miller’s journey to becoming a leading social innovator was influenced by his efforts to conquer adversity. He was the child of a poor, immigrant, single mother, and when his sister moved out with a boyfriend at age 16, his mother was devastated. Miller’s mother...
Why Should You Develop Community Greens in your City?
Discover the benefits of developing a community green in your city
Alley Gating and Greening: The Baltimore Story and How CG Began
How the Patterson Park neighborhood created wonder out of an alleyway, and How Community Greens Began
Ashoka Italia vince il premio Stili di Vita per la Salute e il Benessere
Per aver portato in Italia modelli di misurazione del cambiamento inteso come metodo e come valore, generando una rete estesa nel Paese e all’estero al fine di connettere sempre più modelli di contaminazione e cambiamento sistemico.