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the co.space

Winning idea by spud.marshall

DESCRIBE YOUR PROJECT

The co.space is a program where university students and experienced change-makers live together for two years. The purpose of the project is to grow and nurture future world-changers. Through the program, students are given opportunities to apply sustainability innovation and social entrepreneurship to local community projects and global internships.

The co.space is particularly important to the millennial generation because more and more young people are passionate about becoming a global changemaker but are unsure of where to start. Gaining practical experience, connecting to mentors in the field, and tapping into the international network of practitioners can be overwhelming to a young person. The co.space is designed to create an environment where the barriers to taking those first steps are removed. The co.space will also serve to bridge the efforts of existing groups and organizations to better link the work millennial's are already working on. (www.thecospace.com)

Working in partnership with New Leaf Initiative, a social innovation incubator based in State College, PA - a team of over 40 student interns began working on the co.space concept in the spring of 2012. In that time, we have secured a property and have begun developing the details for the program and projects to be run by the residents.

In addition, we have developed the co.space champions program which will serve to oversee the expansion plan for the program. Currently we have received interest from over 30 cities around the world and have begun traveling to key locations such as Stockholm, Sweden and Cape Town, South Africa.

This upcoming fall, we will have the first class of students participate in the program in State College.

Where does your project take place?:

We will start in State College, PA with the first round of expansion to Philadelphia, PA and other university towns in the state. After the model is developed, we will begin expanding around the country and internationally.

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Ya gots my vote :-)

by heinzmatthew
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This is pretty cool! Can't wait to meet you guys in Charlotte!

by herdpress
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Voted, by the way. :)

by herdpress
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks for your vote!

by spud.marshall
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Now that's the kind of excitement we like to see :)

by spud.marshall
almost 2 years ago | Reply

haha, whoa, comment malfunction.

by bradencrooks
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I can't wait for this to become a reality! very exciting.

by bradencrooks
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I can't wait for this to become a reality! very exciting.

by bradencrooks
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I can't wait for this to become a reality! very exciting.

by bradencrooks
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I can't wait for this to become a reality! very exciting.

by bradencrooks
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I can't wait for this to become a reality! very exciting.

by bradencrooks
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I can't wait for this to become a reality! very exciting.

by bradencrooks
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Big Fan!

by StateCollegeBorough
almost 2 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Tuesday, May 15

Submission Ended
Wednesday, June 13
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Voting Began
Wednesday, June 13

Voting Ended
Friday, June 29
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the co.space

Winner Announced
Friday, July 06

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