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Ashoka Exchange: "Expanding Our Vision of Social Impact"

Updated: May 11, 2020

Dr. Westover and HCI Contributor, Summer Valente had the opportunity to present on April 17 at the the Ashoka Exchange conference! #ashokaexchange2020

The title of their presentation was, "Expanding Our Vision of Social Impact." Click on the picture below to watch a video of the presentation.

Here is the session description: "This session will build on a 2019 Ashoka conversation around expanding our collective understanding of social impact. We will share about our transformation from a volunteer and service-learning center to the Center for Social Impact, including our strategic framework, getting campus buy-in and approval, and our plans moving forward."

The Exchange is Ashoka U’s global gathering for social impact educators. The values that guide the Ashoka community are:

  • Authenticity. Our actions and motivations remain true to our personal and collective values.

  • Belonging. We are a home for changemakers and a support network of visionary thinkers.

  • Optimism. Where others see problems, we see the spark of a new idea.

  • Inclusion. We seek out diverse voices and take active strides to ensure they feel empowered in our community and their perspectives are respected.

  • Generosity. We are here for each other, eager to listen and share.

  • Courage. We’re not afraid of unorthodox ideas because they’re inherent to progress.

  • Respect. We recognize the right of every attendee to feel safe, heard, and valued at the

  • Exchange. We are all part of this community together and all voices matter.



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