The historic YMCA building on the Carolina campus will also serve as the home of a new Social Entrepreneurs initiative for students. The Social Innovation Incubator officially opens in January and will provide space for three teams of students to nurture their projects. Richard Harrill is the director of the Campus "Y" at UNC. He says they are currently accepting applications from students who want to be the first residents to work out of the innovation incubator.
Richard Harrill: "The project is both physical space is very important because you want to create a sense of community between organizations who want to do public good, they want to solve the world’s most intractable problems, social, environmental, economic."
The deadline to turn in social innovation applications is January 6th.