ASU leading the way in social embeddedness

January 21, 2011

As part of ASU’s ongoing evolution as a “New American University,” two of its design aspirations focus specifically on building an institution that is meaningfully embedded in the communities it serves and that is entrepreneurial on all levels.
These efforts have earned ASU a “Community Engagement” classification from the Carnegie Foundation and a recognition as a Kauffman Foundation “Kauffman Campus” – a national initiative aimed at better preparing students for success in the American economy by increasing access to entrepreneurial education.
In 2010, ASU was the first Western university and only 1 of 10 universities nationally to be invited to join the Changemaker Campus Consortium by Ashoka, an organization dedicated to fostering social entrepreneurship.
This podcast features a conversation with:

  • Dr. Robert Ashcraft, Executive Director of ASU’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation and Associate Professor at the School of Community Resources and Development
  • Charis Elliott, ASU graduate Student and Social Entrepreneur
  • Dr. Mitzi Montoya, Executive Dean and Professor at ASU’s College of Technology and Innovation
  • Jacqueline Smith, University Innovation Fellow with ASU’s Office of University Initiatives

Changemakers’ take part in national innovation conference

Majoring in changing the world

College of Technology and Innovation

Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation


Kauffman Campuses Initiative

Carnegie Community Engagement Classification


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