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New Challenge Selected as Semifinalist for Phi Kappa Phi Excellence in Innovation Award

The New School has been selected as one of six semifinalists for the inaugural Excellence in Innovation Award, awarded by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. The new $100,000 award will be given once every two years, and will recognize an institution for achievement in finding powerful answers to important local, regional, national, or global […]

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New Challenge 2016: Student Ideas Make Social Impact


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Clinton Global Initiative University Program (CGIU)

Each year, the Clinton Global Initiative University Program (CGUI) hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.  In order to attend, a student must apply and create a “Commitment to Action” that addresses issues on their campus, in local communities, […]

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Join Fellow Change Makers at the New Challenge Launch Event on 10/27!

Want to win up to $10K to tackle wicked social problems? Looking for collaborators who share similar interests? Curious to learn from and be inspired by successful social entrepreneurs? Students will hear from leading social innovators while sharing ideas and meeting potential collaborators. Confirmed speakers include Jordyn Lexton, Founder, Drive Change; Nicole Messier, Founder, blink blink; and Dennis […]

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Thomas Disley: Featured Change Maker

Name: Tom Age: 25 Company: M-App Role: Co-Founder Tackling something as far-reaching as international development is no small task — and yet, entrepreneur and 2015 New Challenge winner Thomas Disley is proving it’s a topic that can be broached, and right here from home, in fact.  The International Affairs master’s student at Milano is the […]

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What is Social Innovation and Why Does it Matter?

By Elizabeth Werbe, Associate Director of New Challenge Solutions to the complex problems we face today — global warming, wide-scale poverty, limited access to health care — can  no longer rest solely in the hands of an elite few.  It is now conceivable that each person can help tackle these issues in order to create […]

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