Building Vibrant Communities: Activating Empathy to Create Change
Please join us in congratulating the Winners of the Building Vibrant Communities challenge! After receiving more than 200 entries, 86 top entries were selected as Semi-Finalists and 23 Finalists were selected. Our winners are announced below. Read more...
$500,000 in Prizes
Ashoka Changemakers and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation launched this challenge to discover and support innovative ideas that activate empathy to nourish stronger, more vibrant communities and future changemakers.
We are proud to announce the winners. Check them out here.
Welcome Letter - About the Challenge
Prizes and Assessment Criteria
Deadlines and Procedures
Three Ways to Improve Your Challenge Entry
- Consult Changemakers Guide to Pitching.
Consider best practices from successful past entrants. Embrace storytelling. Get detailed.
- Add multimedia to your project.
Videos are immersive. They're inspiring. And the good ones can transport people into your world. Add that dimension to your written description.
- Trade Feedback and Ratings.
It's a crowded marketplace. The best entrants understand and address the gaps in their pitches. They also describe how their work compares to or complements other leading models.
Send a tweet at #packardempathy
Why golf and its teachable moments have the power to bring out the best in kids - with the First Tee of Monterey County
Play for Bringing out Empathy and the Best in Kids: Interview with Jill Vialet, Founder of Playworks
Kapor Center for Social Impact
Chief Education and Strategy Officer
Common Sense Media
San Miguel Elementary School
Stanford University Forgiveness Projects
Past President and CEO
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Thought Leaders of the Building Vibrant Communities competition are field experts selected by Ashoka Changemakers who are sharing unique insights about empathy and 21st-century changemaking. To find out more about how to become a Thought Leader, please contact Kristie Wang.
|Playworks||Jill Vialet||United States, California, Silicon Valley|
|Teens Rising To End Extreme Poverty||Carmel Jud||United States, California, Salinas|
|CRTWC - Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child||Nancy Markowitz||United States, California, San Jose and surrounding areas|
|The First Tee of Monterey County||Margaret Seibert||United States, California, Salinas|
|The Respect Institute||Courtney Macavinta||United States, California, Santa Clara County|
|Fostering Youth Peacemakers||Vicki Abadesco|