Examples

Teaching Examples

The Open Book by the Young Foundation – stacks of great examples – also worth checking out Socialinnovator.info.

  • 10 world-changing social innovations (The Young Foundation)
  • President Obama’s examples (Press Conference June 30 2009)
    • HopeLab – “a nonprofit organization that combines rigorous research with innovative solutions to improve the health and quality of life of young people with chronic illness.
    • Harlem’s Children Zone
    • Genesys Works – “that enables inner-city high school students to break through barriers and discover through meaningful work experience that they can succeed as professionals in the corporate world”.
    • Bonnie Clac – “car loans and counselling”
    • Admission Possible -”dedicated to helping promising, low-income young people prepare for and earn admission to college”.
    • Rising Tide Capital – “to assist struggling entrepreneurs and communities to build strong businesses that transform lives, strengthen families and create vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods”.
    • Teach for America – “to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation’s most promising future leaders in the effort”.
  • Examples from “Getting to Maybe: How the world is changed (Westley, Zimmerman & Patton, 2006) include:
    • Live Aid
    • The “Boston Miracle”
    • Grameen Bank
    • PLAN
    • HIV/AIDS movement
    • Roots of Empathy
    • Palliative Care
    • Opportunities 2000
    • Hope Community & a Children’s Village
    • Mothers Against Drink Driving
  • Examples from How to change the world (Bornstein, 2007) include
    • Rural electrification in Brazil and Fabio Rosa
    • Nursing and Florance Nightingale
    • Child protection in India and Jeroo Billimoria
    • Assisted living for the disabled in Hungary and Erzebet Szekeres
    • Reforming healthcare in Brazil and Vera Cordeiro
    • College access in the US and J.B. Schramm.
    • Care for AIDS patients in South Africa and Veronica Khosa
    • Disability rights in India and Javed Abidi
  • Facilitating innovation
  • Innovation in process
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