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Forty-five leaders who represent the future of social change will attend the 2014 American Express Emerging Innovators Leadership Boot Camps in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico where they will receive training, mentoring from Ashoka Fellows, key thought leaders in social entrepreneurship, promotion, and opportunities for collaboration. Check back for updates about the American Express Emerging Innovators Leadership Boot Camps, including videos, podcasts, and interviews from innovators sharing what they have learned throughout the launch and growth of their organizations.

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8/17/2014

An astonishing 90 percent of assaults are committed by repeat assailants, and only 22 percent of sexual assaults on campuses are reported to authorities, according to estimates. Victims of sexual assault on college and university campuses need a safe space where they can report assailants in a transparent and confidential way —and where they can help put an end to what is often an ongoing cycle.

8/15/2014

A former high school teacher, Jordyn Lexton recalls telling a student in her English class, “that, with hard work and over the course of time, he could achieve his goal of becoming an architect.

“As the words left my mouth, another student respectfully objected, telling me I was ‘selling dreams’,” Lexton said. “In that moment, I realized I needed to do more.”

7/20/2014

What is needed to get people to actively support environmental sustainability?

“Marketing,” says Kevin Davies, Ashoka American Express Emerging Innovator and founder of Green Start, an organization committed to reducing waste in Calgary, Canada and educating Calgarians about the impact of their personal decisions on the environment around them.

“I believe that marketing could well be the missing piece of the puzzle. I believe in marketing as a force for good.”

Emerging Innovators' Toolkit

Inspiration

Directly from Changemakers

Advice to a Younger Me

Insights and Advice

Strengthen your entry

with a guide to wooing funders

Find a peer

On the projects map

Resources & links

To help, fund, and manage

Current Participants

Founder

She's the First

Founder

Kinvolved

Founder

Practice Makes Perfect

Founder

Mission: Launch, Inc.

Thought Leaders

 

Vice President of Online and Mobile Partnerships

American Express

Senior Vice President of Digital Partnerships and Development

American Express

President

Echoing Green

Founder

Girls on the Run

President and Founder

Common Ground