Colleges and Universities are complex cultures with deep thinkers and multiple stakeholders. Marina Kim, has had plenty of practice at working across complex cultural boundaries. She is the daughter of Korean and American parents. She was raised by a single mother. She spent her summers in Costa Rica, and then when she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to northern England. As an eighteen year old, she attended Stanford University in Palo Alto. All of these experiences prepared her perfectly for her current role as the co-founder of Ashoka U.
Ashoka U takes an institutional change approach to impact the education of millions of students. They accomplish this through three primary programs:
- They have a Changemaker Campus designation where, through a rigorous 1-2 year selection process, they recognize colleges and universities that have embedded social innovation as a core value.
- There is the Ashoka U Commons, where cohorts of institutions work together on specific building blocks of social innovation education.
- They hold an annual conference called the Ashoka U Exchange.
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- eBook: Five Key Traits of Successful Social Entrepreneurs: http://tonyloyd.com/socent
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- Ashoka: http://ashoka.org
- AshokaU: http://ashokau.org
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/AshokaU
- Marina Kim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/marinakim