$1,000,000 up for Grabs to Make LA the Best Place to Play, Learn, Create, Connect, and Live

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The Goldhirsh Foundation seeks public input to determine winners of the My LA2050 Activation Challenge. Public voting begins today.

Starting today, Angelenos can cast their vote to determine who will win the 2018 My LA2050 Activation Challenge, an open call for ideas that will activate 100,000 Angelenos to make LA the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live. A total of $1,000,000 will be awarded among five organizations to carry out their proposal. Each organization will receive a total of $200,000 (over two years) and partnership from LA2050 in support of their efforts.

Five finalists have been selected in each LA2050 goal category that will engage Angelenos to make a specific, tangible impact by 2020. The Goldhirsh Foundation's finalists for the My LA2050 Activation Challenge are:

Big Brothers Big Sisters LA
Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE)
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Common Sense
Harlem Lacrosse

ELACC + LA Street Vendors Coalition
Long Beach Downtown Development Corporation
MAKE it in LA
National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)

Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Dodgers Foundation
Kounkuey Design Initiative
People for Parks
Trust for Public Land

Homeboy Industries
Investing in Place
Miry's List

Environment CA Research and Policy Center
L.A. Kitchen
Move LA
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
The Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s

*in alphabetical order by goal category

Public voting will close June 29th, and winners will be announced on July 9th.

To stay updated on the challenge and to be notified when the winners are announced, you can follow LA2050 on facebook.com/LA2050 and on Twitter @LA2050, and connect with the challenge on Twitter using #ActivateforLA.

Goldhirsh Foundation
At the Goldhirsh Foundation, (http://www.goldhirshfoundation.org), we connect the dots between the best emerging innovations and the financial, social, and human capital to make them thrive. We find smart people doing creative things, and we give them the tools to do them better.

LA2050 (http://www.la2050.org) is an initiative to create a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles, and to drive and track progress toward that vision.

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