Courtesy of Lisa Conover
A group of Ashoka fellows gather at Los Altos United Methodist Church. The church has entered into a 10-month partnership with the global nonprofit Ashoka to explore changemaking.
Los Altos United Methodist Church and the global nonprofit Ashoka entered into a 10-month partnership dubbed the Changemaker Initiative, a collaboration designed to explore how faith and social innovation can amplify each other.
As part of the initiative, 26 fellows ranging in age from 11 to 74 were selected to lead projects in areas where they are passionate and driven to make a change. Each project falls in one of four categories: Families, Church, Community and School/Workplace. The Changemaker Fellows will address a broad spectrum of issues, including mental health, foster care, technology addiction, education and employment, gun safety, human trafficking, affordable housing, veterans, homelessness and redefining church in the community.