Ashoka builds networks of pattern-changing social innovators and select high-impact entrepreneurs, who creatively solve some of the worlds biggest social challenges, to become Ashoka Fellows. They believe that there is nothing more powerful than a new idea in the hands of a social entrepreneur. Ashoka is practical in that they are highly attentive to the nuts and bolts of making things work, and visionary in that they often reframe the problem, build roles for others to participate, and cast a long term view for change at least at the national level. Ashoka’s Venture and Fellowship program identifies and elects leading social entrepreneurs to the global Ashoka Fellowship and provides support, community, collaboration opportunities, and recognition. They also build empowered changemaker communities in the US by spreading the skills of entrepreneurship, empathy and collaboration across sectors and institutions.