This AshokaU E-Newsletter Has Many Useful Links

ashokauNormally we just pick a link or two from the AshokaU E-newsletters to share via this blog, but this edition has so many interesting funding, employment, and other opportunities that we decided to share the whole thing.  Happy reading from your friends at the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Center for Community Partnerships!



Ashoka U Launches Census for Social Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

The Census is an Ashoka U community campaign to crowd-source, aggregate, and analyze our collective knowledge, expertise, and experience of social entrepreneurship education. Through an online, in-depth institutional survey of social innovation programs, we will collect information from more than 500 faculty and administrators and crowd-source the funding necessary for every step of production: from design to research to publication.


The data from the Census will be compiled into the 2014 Ashoka U Handbook, which will be the go-to source of information on social innovation in higher education cataloguing emerging trends, institutional case studies and best practices across colleges and universities globally.


To nominate yourself or a colleague who is knowledgeable about campus-wide social innovation initiatives at your college or university to complete the Census on behalf of the entire institution, please click here.


You can preview the draft 2014 Ashoka U Handbook Table of Contents here.


Competitions, Awards, & Prizes

Enterprise + Social Impact: Midwest Social Innovation Start-Up Challenge

This is an opportunity for students or aspiring entrepreneurs to submit a business model that includes social or environmental impact. Enter here to compete in Round 3 of the Midwest Social Innovation Start-Up Challenge.  Ideas must be submitted by July 29th.


My Voice, Our City Competition

This competition seeks to empower young black and Latino men (ages 16-24), local organizations, and community leaders to submit program ideas that will brighten the future of New York City.  The competition is open to entries that address one of the following topics: business development, employment opportunities, and college pathways.  Learn more here.


Jobs, Fellowships, & Internships

Ashoka Changemakers Recruiting a Director of Partnerships

Ashoka Changemakers is seeking a Director of Partnerships to focus on building relationships and developing products in close collaboration with clients and internal stakeholders. View the full job description and apply here.


Apply for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps

Atlas Corps is seeking engaged leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 12-18 month, professional fellowships in the U.S. and Latin America. For more details about eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit


Ashoka Seeking Interns for the Fall Semester


The Ashoka Internship Program is designed to give students and recent grads a hands-on experience in a dynamic non-profit organization that is a leader in the sphere of social innovation.  Full-time and part-time internships are available. More information here.


Peace First Hiring Fellowship & Youth Engagement Program Director

Peace First is looking for a dynamic and entrepreneurial individual to design and lead their inaugural fellowship program, one critical piece of our emerging national youth engagement strategy. This is a newly created position with flexibility and the possibility of being part-time staff or a contracted scope of work. Read the full job description and application instructions here.


Compass Partners Seeking Program Manager


Compass Partners is seeking a Program Manager to provide comprehensive support and guidance to the students who run The Compass Fellowship on their college campuses. The Compass Fellowship exposes students to the world of social entrepreneurship through an intensive personal development and social business training program.  Learn more here.


Educate! is hiring Three Staff

Educate! is hiring a Development Officer, a Monitoring and Evaluation Operations Manager, and a Sales and Marketing Fellow to drive forward Educate!’s strategy to transform education in Uganda. Learn more about any of these exciting opportunities here.


Events & Conferences

Young Women’s Leadership Events in Washington, DC

The Public Leadership Education Network will offer a series of professional development events this summer designed for interns, recent graduates, and young professional women who are new to government relations. Learn about the events and register here.


2013 William James Gathering Washington, DC | July 18-20, 2013

Register today for the 2013 William James Foundation Annual Gathering! July 18th-20th in Washington DC, the gathering will offer networking opportunities, and the opportunity to learn, share and expand upon new ideas to support the social entrepreneurship field. Tickets at:


NYU Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship Calls for Abstracts

Authors who wish to present their papers at theNYU Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship should submit electronically a three-page abstract by Sunday September 1st, 2013 to the conference co-Directors, Dr. Jill Kickul, Director of the NYU-Stern Program in Social Entrepreneurship, and Dr. Sophie Bacq, Assistant Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Northeastern University: and

View and Support “Alley Girls” Kickstart Campaign

“Alley Girls” is a show that tells the story of 5 young and ambitious women in New York City’s Silicon Alley tech scene. This show uses these true stories to show that regardless of gender, race, or age, anyone can make a difference. Check it out here.



Curriculum, Courses, & Masters

Think Impact Seeking College students to Join Ghana Institute for Social Innovation

ThinkImpact, an award winning provider of experiential education is leading the Ghana Institute for Social Innovation ( from August 1-14. They are seeking interested and ambitious college students and young professionals.  Learn more about spending 2 weeks in Ghana with ThinkImpact here.  Deadline is July 15th. Offering a Free Course in Human Centered Design for Social Innovation is proud to announce Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation, a five-week course that they have created in conjunction with Acumen. This course will get you started using the human-centered design process to create innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions for social change in your community. Want to learn more? Visit here.


Nairobi Innovation Tours with The A Factor: July 29 – August 2 and September 9 – 13

Learn more about spending 5 days learning, attending workshops, participating in field visits and engaging in project work to learnfrom the most innovative start ups in the developing country of Nairobi here.


Distant-learning “Master of Public Policy

Are you seeking to become a creative agent for social change? Do you want to study while staying on your job? Do you want to implement your own project within your studies? Apply now for the Master of Public Policy at HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA School of Governance.



Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century

In less than a generation, we have witnessed a tectonic shift in the way people think about-and work toward-social change. In Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century, Georgia Levenson Keohane charts the social entrepreneurship revolution across the nonprofit, private, and public sectors, examining how innovative change makers are testing new solutions to entrenched social, economic, and environmental problems.

Café Impact’s Releases New How-To Videos on Social Entrepreneurship

Café Impact has launched new videos for practical, insider tips from experienced social entrepreneurs about changing your career and changing the world.  Sign up to get advance notices about new video releases.