In September 2011, Middlebury College was selected by Ashoka U as one if its Changemaker Campuses. This designation is offered to leading institutions in social innovation education that “share the vision for higher education to become the next global driver of social change by transforming the educational experience into a world-changing experience.” Middlebury’s partnership with Ashoka connects us with leading global educators and social entrepreneurs.
As part of the Changemaker network, Middlebury students and faculty are offered opportunities such as attending the Ashoka U annual Exchange, the largest convening of social entrepreneurship education in the world.
Through the Social Entrepreneur in Residence program, Ashoka U has brought Ashoka Fellows Billy Parish and Sydney Riboux to the Middlebury campus to show social entrepreneurship in practice and inspire members of the Middlebury community to create positive social impact.
To learn more about AshokaU, please visit their website at: https://www.ashoka.org/