The New School has relationships with diverse global, national, and local organizations that provide opportunities for students and faculty to engage with the growing fields of social innovation and social entrepreneurship education and practice. Listed below are a few of our key partners.
Ashoka U Changemaker Campus Initiative
In 2009, The New School was selected to participate in the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus Initiative, a national consortium of universities. The Changemaker Campus Initiative aims to expand social entrepreneurship education across campuses and explore ways universities can become hubs for social innovation to develop solutions to diverse social and environmental challenges.
Dell Social Innovation Competition
Building the next generation of social entrepreneurs depends not just on world-class teaching and training, but also on supporting students with opportunities for strategic partnerships and start-up capital. With the goal of bringing visibility and public recognition to thousands of social entrepreneurs worldwide, The New School is partnering with Dell to participate in the annual Dell Social Innovation Competition, an international student competition that awards a $50,000 grand prize for the best idea.
Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U)
Each year, CGI U hosts a conference where students, national youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities discuss solutions to pressing global issues. To attend CGI U, students must develop a Commitment to Action, a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing need on campus, in the community, or in a different part of the world.