If you’ve always wanted to start an organization that helps students or gives a leg up to low-income residents, StartingBlock Madison may give you a hand.

The entrepreneurial hub at 821 E. Washington Ave. is launching a “Social Impact Initiative” in collaboration with the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact and with Associated Bank, and is taking applications for the first round of participants.

“We want to make the world a better place,” said Chandra Miller Fienen, director of operations and programming at StartingBlock.

She said the concept is in line with one of StartingBlock’s four main goals: To cultivate more entrepreneurs, help them grow sustainably, drive innovation and help the startup community to “give back.” Read the full story here.