Social Innovators

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Posted on April 26, 2017 by Melissa Golden

Meet the Summer 2017 Social Innovation Team!

This summer we have an amazing team of social innovation coordinators. Learn more about these energetic innovators who are excited to inspire the next generation of changemakers in the US and Asia!  

Cicy (Shengnan) Zhang Social Innovation Education Fellow

Posted on November 10, 2016 by Melissa Golden

VIA’s Social Innovation Community Continues to Grow

This summer, our Social Innovation team strengthened the VIA ecosystem by welcoming 5 participants from our Asia Program partners on our 2 Exploring Social Innovation immersions in the Bay Area. Along with 28 participants from across Asia, we welcomed our

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Kazuya Aoshima, VIA Next Innovators Tokyo
Alumni News Japan Reunion

VIA Alumni Reunion Event

Next Innovators Tokyo (NIT) is an alumni group for those who participated in VIA’s ESI and DSI programs. They recently teamed up with the Japan Alumni Committee (JAC) to hold an alumni reunion event in Tokyo. -What motivated you to

Posted on December 5, 2015 by Melissa Golden
Soccer Innovation

Soccer & Social Innovation?

“Before I joined DSI, I was only a soccer coach for high-school students. ‘I want to change myself,’ I thought.” And that was just what Ryoma Tanaka did. A law student at Keio University, he still coaches soccer for high-school

Posted on October 5, 2015 by Melissa Golden

What did we do this summer?

Tiyi, [our first participant from France!] now studying at the International School of Asia, Karuizawa in Japan, shares a rundown of all the things she did and learned at ESI this summer. Thanks for bringing all your insights and ideas,