“As a student and professional in the field, social workers feel they have two paths – being in practice or doing administration with nonprofits and mental health agencies,” says Christina Hill-Coillot, social innovation and entrepreneurship program director at the UNC School of Social Work. “But there is a third, new path in social work, a path where social workers can be entrepreneurs and start a business. At the SIE lab, students quickly learn they can explore their ideas and create a shorter path from idea to impact in order to change people’s lives.” The JIF Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab was recently featured by INNOVATE Carolina. Click here to read up on our work!
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