2017 IDEAS CHALLENGE
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and the Center for Civic Innovation are looking for creative ideas that inform, engage and empower people around the 2017 local elections in the City of Atlanta and surrounding communities.
In 2017, Atlanta will vote for a new mayor, city council, and school board. Surrounding jurisdictions are hosting local elections, and the outcomes will have significant impact on communities and neighborhoods in and around our city for years to come.
How would you use $10,000 to increase and/or improve community engagement with the issues relevant to the 2017 elections?
Jenn Graham Voter Education Texts
Diana Bui New American Voter Stories
Nse Ufot Civics Bootcamp
Phi Nguyen Young Voter Videos
Monica Campana Signs of Solidarity ATL - Voter Edition
Rhonda Patrick Get Out the Vote Truck
Adrianne Serrano Proeller Candidate Speed Dating
Daniel Otto Civic Subscription Box
Jordyne Krumroy Biking Town Hall
Evan Brown Voting Documentary
Our 10 semi-finalists will be pitching their ideas live at our Atlanta Civic Summit happening March 1-3, 2017. This gathering of nonprofits, community leaders, and activists kicks off a year of getting people engaged in local issues and ready for this November’s municipal elections. This event is free and open to anyone who’s ready to commit time and resources to making this a historic year for civic engagement in Atlanta.
Ready to join them?
A special thanks to our judges who made this possible!
PITCH COMPETITION JUDGES
Milton Little, United Way of Greater Atlanta
Carol Waddy, Chick-fil-A Foundation
Hala Moddelmog, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Nathaniel Smith, Partnership for Southern Equity
WRITTEN ENTRY JUDGES
Whitney Adams, CARE International
Kris Knecht, Goat Farm Holdings
Katie Kirkpatrick, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Christy Eckoff, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Von N'Kosi, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Community Advisory Committee
Mendal Bouknight, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Jennifer Hirsch, Serve Learn Sustain @ Georgia Tech
Michelle Maziar, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of Atlanta
Brandon T Hatton, The Hatton Group at Merrill Lynch