What is GWupstart?

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GWupstart is GW's central hub for social innovation training, mentoring, and funding. Based in the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, it builds on GW’s strength as an institution that fosters the next generation of citizen leaders. It provides the know-how and support to students to turn their ideas into practical action that makes a measurable, sustained difference.
What is Social Innovation?
The Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service defines social innovation as creative approaches to addressing social problems. All Nashman Center projects should be ethical, creative, systematic, sustainable, and be created in partnership with relevant community organizations and the residents who will be affected by the project. 
GWupstart works with both undergraduate and graduate students as they hone their ideas, construct solid plans, and set out to put those plans into action with some share of the $60,000 collectively available annually through our opportunities.
GWupstart offers the following competitive opportunities: 
Contact Jonathan Butler, Senior Program Associate for Community Engagement and Social Innovation in the Nashman Center, with any questions, including guidance on which opportunities most suit your interests.






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