All America Toolkit

Ashoka began elevating and connecting social entrepreneurs around the world in 1980, and since 2001 has supported more than 200 Ashoka Fellows striving for social change in the United States. In an effort to build a more robust and diverse network of U.S.-based changemakers, Ashoka has launched the All America initiative. The project is seeking creative leaders from overlooked regions and communities around the country, seeking to “incorporate the rich ethnic, racial, geographical and gender diversity America offers into our social change landscape.” Ashoka has embarked on a virtual “road trip” to collect the stories of changemakers and share them with journalists and media outlets through a partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network, among other channels. The Rita Allen Foundation is supporting the production of a “Celebrate Your Change Story” toolkit, which will help leaders of all backgrounds spread their ideas and attract collaborators—and ultimately become more visible and more effective at solving complex problems in American society.