The Re-Imagine Learning Challenge #play2learn

The LEGO Foundation and Ashoka are teaming up in an effort to transform the way the world learns. If you're designing environments where kids and adults learn through play, whether at home, in a classroom, or on a playground, we want to hear about it! Ten star “Players” will be named Champions of learning through play in November 2014 and will receive cash prizes totaling more than $200,000 as well as technical assistance and in-kind support. Up for the challenge?

Ashoka's Start Empathy Initiative

View our latest video to find out what Empathy means to us!

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What Works: A Road Map for Unleashing Empathy in Schools

Over the last several months, those of us at Start Empathy – along with a core group of Ashoka Fellows, leading educators and partners – have worked to identify, distill, and categorize dozens of promising empathy building insights and activities. In short, we’ve been asking people: “What works?”

Introducing the Newest Changemaker Schools

While schools across the country hosted the showcases, symposia, and other celebrations that come with the end of the year, the following schools were also taking the time to reflect on their practice through Ashoka’s Changemaker School selection process. We would like to introduce the 12 newest Changemaker Schools...
Submitted by Joseph Katona on Thu, May 29, 2014
"It was eye-opening. I realized there was a set of really important skills that I had never learned--and, boy, would I have lived my life differently if I didn't have to wait until my 40s to learn them."  -Ginny Deerin, Founder of Wings for Peace Around the same...
Submitted by Joseph Katona on Wed, May 21, 2014
Editor's Note: This post was originally published on Reader's Digest. All of a sudden, the word “empathy” is on the lips of scientists and business leaders, education experts and political activists. Empathy is not just a way to extend the boundaries of your moral...
Submitted by Joseph Katona on Mon, April 7, 2014
One of my most vivid memories from my early childhood comes from a family trip to Costa Rica. I remember checking into our hotel that provided the many luxuries I was accustomed to in the US, and climbing the steps to our second floor room with a balcony view of the city....

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October 17, 2013

 As a result of a rising concern for suicides caused by cyber-bullying, Ashoka Changemaker school Georgetown Day School was recently recognized for its emphasis on fostering empathy among its students. Bob Barnard...

October 6, 2013

Learn more about the importance of user experience and design-thinking in business and technology. Heather A. explains the importance of UX, the evolution of traditional business thinking to...

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Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 07/17/14 Editor's Note: This article was written by Daniel Schiff who works with the Ashoka Support Network Team at Ashoka. It would be impossible to solve the world’s most difficult problems without collaboration and co-creation among...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Mon, June 30, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/30/14 People take time out and recruit themselves to accomplish extraordinary things. Around the world, 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs ("Ashoka Fellows") have taken this leap into the unknown, driven by a new idea that they know...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, June 19, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 06/19/14  “Wellness” a multifaceted and multi-billion dollar industry in many countries across the west. This “industry” is only starting to emerge in various countries across sub-Saharan Africa. Diseases like malaria, tuberculosis,...

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