News & Events

Watch this space for news, events, announcements, and opportunities from BT2P and others in higher education and beyond. If you want us to post news or announcements, please contact [email protected].


BT2P’s Newsletter Is Now Digital: We’re happy to transition with our Spring Newsletter to an online  format – not only will this switch save a lot of paper, but it’ll also allow us the new format will allow us to integrate visuals, media, and links to other resources. We will continue to publish the Newsletter three times a year and continue to engage the core themes of BT2P’s mission, but we are excited to explore new modes of storytelling and outreach. We welcome your feedback, suggestions, and pitches.

BT2P’s The Way Forward Grantees Announced: BT2P recently announced the awardees of our new grants initiative, The Way Forward. Fifteen projects were selected from across the country comprising partnerships among 50+ higher ed institutions, consortia, and community organizations. The projects respond to the current crises impacting higher ed – systemic racism, the pandemic, and economic inequality. You can read more about the individual projects in Bringing It #55.

Invitation: The Bonner Foundation has been working closely with Scott Myers-Lipton, professor at San Jose State University, to offer a series of training and support resources designed to grow the number of faculty and staff who integrate social action into an academic course or a co-curricular fellowship program. They invite applicants to join the 2020-21 Social Action Course Development Program. What distinguishes this approach to teaching social action is that students learn and put into practice the skills of social action by launching a campaign during the semester the course is being taught. This program will bring together faculty and staff for a structured training and professional learning community led by Scott Myers-Lipton who teaches at San Jose State University. This course development program will feature monthly Zoom workshops from late October to early May during the 2020-21 school year. We will also use the Bonner Learning Community platform for sharing materials and online discussions and feedback.

If you are interested in participating, please respond to these questions in an email to [email protected] and [email protected]:

  • What interests you about participating in this course development program?
  • Have you taught social action before? If so, please describe. If not, have you had any experiences that will help you in teaching it?



Join Oberlin College and Conservatory’s Center for Convergence for the Crafting Change Symposium:

From May 25th – June 18th, 2021, Oberlin College and Conservatory’s Center for Convergence are hosting the Crafting Change Symposium. This free online symposium provides a bird’s eye view of artists, educators, designers, and technologists using creativity to craft change in the classroom and beyond.

Join Ashoka U at the 2021 Exchange:

Registration is now open for the 2021 Exchange, taking place from March 16-19, 2021. This year, the theme will be “Rising to the Challenge: Ordinary People Together Making Extraordinary Change” and feature topics on Anti-Racism Activism, Changemaker Careers, Global Challenges, Community Partnerships, Curriculum, Institutional Leadership, and more. Sign up today to join hundreds of social innovation educators, students, and thought leaders to connect, learn, and gain inspiration on how to bring changemaking into the classroom.