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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. 


 

THE CHALLENGE

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