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Changemakers: Educating with Purpose: By Educators for Educators Paperback – April 19, 2016
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Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka launched the field of social entrepreneurship and provides start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. Ashoka Fellows remain the core of our community, and their insights show us how the world is moving and what is needed next. Ashoka's mission has evolved beyond catalyzing individual entrepreneurs to enabling an "everyone a changemaker" world. This means equipping more people – including young people - with the skill set and a connection to purpose so that they can contribute ideas and effectively solve problems at whatever scale is needed in their family, community, city, workplace, field, industry, country. This evolution comes from the urgent realization that the pace of change is accelerating in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Ashoka’s Start Empathy Initiative is expanding and leveraging Ashoka’s network of social entrepreneurs and other changemakers to drive a movement to make empathy a priority skill for all children. We seek to accelerate society to a tipping point at which this idea becomes inevitable because a new framework has taken hold. Subha Balagopal – Principal, Spring Mill Elementary (Indianapolis, IN) Heather Bryant – Director of Innovation & Impact, Momentous Institute (Dallas, TX) Lauren Bomba – Visual Arts Teacher at Maury Elementary (Washington, DC) Peter Hodne – Principal, Highlands Elementary School (Edina, MN) Todd Liu – Third Grade Teacher, Georgetown Day School (Washington, DC) Amy Lloyd – Principal, Cunningham Elementary MicroSociety School (Austin, TX) Sammy Lyon – Environmental Service Learning Coordinator, Environmental Charter School (Los Angeles, CA) Renee Owen – Executive Director, Rainbow Community School (Asheville, NC) Luis Perales – Chief Academic Officer, Changemaker High School (Tucson, AZ) Romina Laouri – Innovations Director, Ashoka’s Start Empathy (Washington, DC) Laura Hay – Search & Selection Associate, Ashoka’s Start Empathy (Washington, DC) Valentina Raman – Storytelling & Media Strategist, Ashoka’s Start Empathy (Washington, DC) Michael Zakaras– Director of Strategy & Partnerships, Ashoka United States (Oakland, CA)
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