Ashoka Announces Spring 2020 U.S. Fellows

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US Fellows 2020
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Ashoka, the world’s pioneering and largest network of social entrepreneurs, announced its newest Ashoka Fellows in the United States this morning – eight extraordinary innovators who bring actionable, breakthrough ideas for the common good. They deeply understand the problems they are tackling and create ways for everyone to contribute to the solution as changemakers.

At a time of great uncertainty globally and in the United States, these social entrepreneurs help us all imagine a new way forward, a powerful gift. We’re thrilled to introduce our newest U.S. Ashoka Fellows.

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“The pandemic is exposing how broken many of our systems and democratic institutions are,” said Simon Stumpf, Director of Venture and Fellowship at Ashoka U.S. “More than ever, we are thankful for social entrepreneurs who know the problems inside and out, and calmly and creatively step forward with solutions for the common good.”

Ashoka Fellows receive a financial stipend to help them continue their work, and plan for growth. In addition, Fellows join a lifetime peer network of over 3,800 social entrepreneurs at all impact stages – women and men who are developing systems-changing innovations in many issue areas.