Opportunities and Resources
The program includes an intensive, two-week certificate training that prepares fellows for 3-12 month field assignments with social enterprises and impact investment foundations in the US and abroad.
The Kurt Giessler Foundation for Youth Achievement, a
501(c)3 non-profit corporation, was formed exclusively for a charitable
purpose, specifically to provide grants to individuals ages 12 through 22 to
fund self-directed educational projects. Applications for the grants require an
essay answering two questions, “How will this initiative benefit you?” and “How
will it benefit society?”
Deadline for Applications for Ambition Grants or Prize for
Achievement: 31st January 2015
New Challenge is The New
School’s annual student competition on social innovation. New School students
committed to working on local and global challenges can enter to win financial
awards of up to $10,000 as well as invaluable support including mentoring,
skills-building workshops, and much more.
The three-stage program
provides grant funding of $5,000, $20,000 and up to $50,000 for qualified
teams, as well as experiential workshops, veteran coaching and a potential
investment opportunity to help teams manifest their projects’ full commercial
potential. Next E-Team Stage 1 deadline is February 6, 2015.
26-28, 2015: Ashoka
University Exchange, University
Gain unique perspectives
and insights on social innovation in higher education.
1, 2015: Wisdom
2.0 Conference, Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA
Wisdom 2.0 addresses the
great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through
technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being,
effective in our work, and useful to the world. The annual Wisdom 2.0 Conference,
held in February each year in the Bay area is the flagship event, bringing
together over 2,000 people from 20 countries.
6-8, 2015: CGI U
2015, University of Miami, FL
The Clinton Global Initiative
University meeting will bring together more than 1,000 innovative student
leaders to make Commitments to Action in CGI U's five focus areas: Education,
Environment and Climate change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation,
and Public Health. Through the CGI University Network and other opportunities,
funding will be available to select CGI U 2015 students to help them turn their
ideas into action.