On Friday, April 13, 2007, the NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship is flying more than 80 graduate finalists from across the country and around the globe to New York for the selection weekend, during which up to 20 of them will be chosen for scholarship funding and intensive programming designed to help them realize their vision of social entrepreneurial leadership.

The selection weekend begins with a cocktail reception Friday evening in the Skylight Ballroom of the Puck Building, and is followed Saturday by a full day of interviewing and group exercises. The cocktail party promises to be an exciting event, providing an opportunity to meet the finalists, the Reynolds Program’s cohort of 60 judges from across the public, private and not-for-profit worlds, the current Reynolds fellows and scholars, and senior leadership from NYU, including President John Sexton.

The NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship is administered by the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU and the Office of the Provost. The $10 million cross-university initiative seeks to train the next generation of social entrepreneurial leaders and to help to build a movement sustaining social entrepreneurial infrastructure. Each year, the program provides up to 10 undergraduate and 20 graduate students attending any of 11 schools at the University with two years of scholarship funding and dedicated curricular and co-curricular programming.

The program also brings a host of social entrepreneurial resources and opportunities to the entire University community, including new classes in social entrepreneurship and related fields, the “Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century speaker series, and undergraduate social venture business plan competitions. Ashoka founder Bil Drayton recently proclaimed, “The NYU Reynolds Prorgam is setting the standard and changing the landscape.”

For more information, go to www.nyu.edu/reynolds, or call Program director Gabriel Brodbar (212.998.7445).

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