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Startingbloc

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Covid-19
Founded  2003
Location  USA
Type  Not-for-profit organization
Website  http://startingbloc.org

StartingBloc is a social innovation Fellowship that educates, inspires and connects emerging leaders to drive social innovation across sectors. with a community of over 2,500 international Fellows. The Fellowship's mission is to support "leaders crafting a future that works for all beings." StartingBloc has fifteen local chapters. It has been named as one of the "5 Fellowships to Jumpstart your Changemaking Journey".

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StartingBloc Community

StartingBloc brings together change leaders and social innovators from different sectors, including: entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, social activists, artists, government workers, educators, students and many others. 2500 Fellows represent 56 countries and work in organizations, such as: IDEO, ReWork, BBC, Nike, Google, Acumen, the World Bank Group.

StartingBloc Institutes

StartingBloc Fellowship starts with a 5-day intensive Institute, where Fellows develop key leadership skills, join a community of over 2,500 professionals across the globe and cultivate social impact ideas. Institutes have taken place in LA, Boston, DC, New Orleans, among others. Participation in the Institute requires a tuition payment of $1,000 to cover programming costs and most meals; participants must provide for their own travel and accommodations. A limited number of partial and full scholarships is available for accepted candidates on the basis of merit and financial need. In return, fellows receive access to a global network of social innovators, as well as certain benefits arranged specifically for fellows. The Programming includes:

  • Transformative Action: Fellows learn about the most effective ways that citizens create social progress.
  • Polarity Mapping: Many of the issues that leaders face are not problems to be solved but polarities to be balanced.
  • Rapid Prototyping: Fellows learn about design thinking and put it into action to tackle the challenges of select local impact organizations.
  • Institutes bring together speakers from a range of industries, such as Scott Sherman, Executive Director of Transformative Action Institute, Robert Egger, the founder of the DC Central Kitchen & LA Kitchen, and Majora Carter, the CEO of Startup Box.

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    Startingbloc Wikipedia


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